The 2020 NY AFS Annual Meeting presentations are now online!
We have uploaded the presentations to the NY AFS Youtube channel.


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

Post-Meeting Notes from Lake Placid

Contributed by Karin Limburg, posted 2-10-20: The 54th annual meeting of the New York Chapter went off flawlessly, with over 300 attendees.  But, uncannily true to form, it coincided with the season’s largest winter storm (why does it always happen?).  Although many were able to depart, some members stayed another night to play it safe.  Lake... Read More