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Registration open for 2016 AGM!

Registration is now open for the 2016 Chapter AGM at Lake Chelan, WA March 28-31. See details of the fee structure in the attached flyer: 2016_WABC_AGM_Registration_Info

Registration Link:

For more information please visit the conference website ( or contact Martina Beck at or martinabeck12 [at]

2016 AGM First Call for Papers

Conference Theme: Building a Future for Our Fishes

This call for papers seeks oral and poster contributions relevant to the conference theme on topics such as the following:

  • Downstream fish passage survival
  • Chinook and Steelhead life histories (more details available soon)
  • Habitat restoration/improvements with respect to conservation or reintroduction
  • Hatchery vs. wild interactions (genetic effects)
  • Invasive species
  • Hatchery programs and current challenges
  • Native fish (lamprey, sturgeon, bull trout, redband trout, burbot, etc)
  • Marine fisheries
  • Contributed Papers

The list will be updated and any additional symposia ideas are welcomed!

Additionally, we seek contributing papers on topics such as fisheries management, fish biology, life history, habitat and ecological studies related to fish and fisheries.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts are due March 1st, 2016. Abstract submissions must include:

  • Type of presentation preferred (oral or poster).
  • Topic area from above list, or suggest a topic.
  • Abstract Title: Be brief but descriptive.
  • Author(s) name(s) as they should appear in the program, affiliation, mailing address, phone number and email address.
  • Name of presenter and contact person if different from first author.
  • Students indicate participation in “best student paper or poster”.
  • Text of abstract in 300 words or less.

Abstracts can be submitted on the conference website at:

For more information please visit the conference website ( or contact: Alix Blake at alix.blake [at] or 509-626-4415

First International Trout Congress to be held this summer

The 1st International Trout Congress will be held this July 2015 in lovely Bozeman, Montana. The congress is meant to be a celebration of these fish amongst the people they inspire around the globe. The agenda will have talks from world experts but the program is also very broad and will cover a variety of trout-related enterprises associated with science, art, history, culture, education, and conservation.  Check it out:



Fall 2014 issue of The Confluence

Read this issue for some important updates on membership dues, our AGM in February 2015, and some great book reviews by Dr. Fred Utter. WA-BC_Chapter-Newsletter_Fall-2014

– by Natalie Sopinka

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engorged with nutrition
her exquisite pearls

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