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
The 2020 NY AFS Annual Meeting presentations are now online!
We have uploaded the presentations to the NY AFS Youtube channel.
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
Contributed by Matthew Best, posted 8-3-20: Despite the best efforts by COVID-19 to foil all summer 2020 research plans, SUNY Oneonta MS Biology student and student member of New York Chapter AFS, Matthew Best, still managed to get out this summer to get hands on a few American Shad from the Delaware River as part... Read More
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