Surplus board & frame free to good home

Our Chapter has a couple items used in previous meetings that we no longer need and are willing to donate to a group who could use them. If you are interested in any of the items below, please contact Mark LaRiviere at mglariviere [at] aol.com. If you do claim an item, perhaps you would also consider donating to our next AGM’s Silent Auction or Student Travel Award fund (though not necessary!).

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Item 1: 8′ high x 8′ wide extendable aluminum tube frame (extends to max 12′ wide). Can be used for holding fabric backdrops or posters.

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Item 2: Large stand-alone poster board with case. Easy to use with velcro’d poster materials.

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WDAFS Small Project Grants – application period open!

The Western Division currently has project funding available for Division Chapters, Subunits, and other fisheries-related groups. Grants are usually modest but can help get a project started or be used to complement other funding sources.  This year, the WDAFS Executive Committee approved a budget of $5,000 to fund as many small projects as appropriate.  Applications must be received by the Western Division Past President no later than January 5, 2017 COB Mountain Time.  Questions should be directed to WDAFS Past President Jim Bowker (jim_bowker [at] fws.gov).

See the application description for further details.

Member spotlight: Larkin Award Recipient!

The WA-BC Chapter of AFS would like to say congratulations to one of its members, Nathan B. Furey at the University of British Columbia, for being selected as one of three recipients of the 2016 Peter A. Larkin Award for Excellence in Fisheries at a Canadian Institution (PhD Level). This is awarded annually by the Canadian Aquatic Resources Section (CARS) to identify the top current MSc and PhD level students that are conducting fisheries research at a Canadian institution (not restricted to Canadian citizens).

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Nathan B. Furey, 2016 Larkin Award recipient

Nathan’s research focus is on movement ecology and animal migrations, and he has recently been investigating migration behaviour and success of juvenile salmon smolts, predator-prey interactions during migration, and the role of disease in migratory success.

See Nathan’s personal website for all the details of his work: http://nbfurey.wixsite.com/nathanbfurey

For more details about this award: http://cars.fisheries.org/2016-peter-a-larkin-award-competition/

Seeking newsletter contributions

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What did you do this summer? Do you have any exciting and/or funny stories to share about your work? Did you make some awesome fishy art or write a poem? We’re looking for contributions for our Fall newsletter! This is a great way to spread the word about your research (and HELLO STUDENTS – portfolio builder!!) – you will connect with over 1000 fisheries professionals in the WABC region!!

Please submit your work to Communications Director Brittany Jenewein (btjenewein [at] gmail.com or afs.wabc [at] gmail.com) by Sept. 20, 2016.

See our past issues here: http://wabc-afs.org/news/newsletters/

2017 AGM Announced!

Mark your calendars! The Washington-British Columbia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society announces the 2017 Annual General Meeting to be held in Spokane, Washington on April 10-13, 2017. The meeting location is to be confirmed.

The WA-BC Chapter extends a special invitation to all AFS members and all fellow fisheries professionals in Washington and British Columbia, particularly Tribes and First Nations, to attend and participate in this conference.

For more information, please contact Tamara Knudsen, our upcoming WA-BC Chapter President Elect, at tamarak [at] spokanetribe.com.

More details will be posted as they become available.

We have a lot of exciting things planned for this conference and are looking forward to seeing everyone there!