For the first time ever, the Western Division Annual Meeting is going to be held in Mexico in 2014. Please check out the following video and be sure to keep an eye on this website for updates as this meeting comes together.
The Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society hosted the 2013 Western Division Annual Meeting April 15th-18th at the Idaho Centre convention center in downtown sunny Boise Idaho. The meeting was a tremendous success with 710 registrants representing four foreign countries, and 27 states! Over 600 fisheries professionals from 149 different entities and 99 students from 10 different states representing at least 17 schools attended this meeting. Many chapter members and the two Idaho Chapter student subunits, the Palouse Unit associated with the University of Idaho, and the Portneuf Unit associated with Idaho State University stepped up to help make the meeting a great event. The Idaho Centre convention center venue and able planning by the many committee members ensured that the meeting was well organized, very informative, and very profitable thanks to the efforts of many chapter members.
For more information, please see the current edition of The Tributary.
Three new documents have been posted to the Resolutions and Policies archive. Two documents relate to the Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska; a review by Western Division committee and a letter to the EPA from the Western Division. The third document is a Review of the 2012 Draft Recovery Plan for Southern Oregon Northern California Coast Evolutionary Significant Unit of Coho Salmon.