The 2021 NY AFS Annual Virtual Meeting

FEBRUARY 24 – 26, 2021
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Release of fishStan version 2.0

Contributed by Dan Stich, posted 1-25-21: Richard Erickson, Jillian Hebert (U.S. Geological Survey Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center), and Dan Stich (SUNY Oneonta, NY Chapter AFS) have released fishStan version 2.0 as a USGS Software Release. This is an R package for fitting a collection of hierarchical Bayesian models written in the Stan language, with... Read More

Atlantic Coast River Herring Collaborative Forum

Contributed by Dan Stich, posted 11-16-20: NOAA Fisheries, in collaboration with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), convened a working group in the spring of 2014 to inform the development of a river herring conservation plan. Formally known as River Herring Technical Expert Working Group (TEWG), the TEWG established topic based subcommittees to compile... Read More

2020 Great Hudson River Fish Count

Contributed by Scott Wells, posted 9-4-20: Sixteen staff from New York’s DEC, OPRHP, and Capital-Mohawk PRISM offices represented the ‘upper river’ at the annual Fish Count held on Friday Aug 14. Along with four DEC volunteers, everyone was involved in either collecting and/or displaying river fishes at this growing event. Sampling effort included five shocking... Read More

USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Program

Round Goby Advance East of Utica But Invasion Remains Slow

Contributed by Scott George, posted 9-2-20: The 2020 Round Goby screening surveys were complicated by extended water level drawdowns in many sections of the Eastern Erie Canal. Nonetheless, eDNA sampling, benthic trawling, and backpack electrofishing was completed at most targeted sites during early June and again in mid-August. Of particular interest, a single round goby was... Read More