Monthly Archives: November 2016

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).

Nathan B. Furey
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/