Continuing Education Opportunity
Genetic Principles & Methods for Fisheries Managers
North Central Division of the American Fisheries Society
The North Central Division of the American Fisheries Society in
conjunction with the Walleye, Centrarchid and Salmonid technical
committees is sponsoring a workshop on Genetic Principles and
Methods for Fisheries Managers.
Agenda: The discipline of genetics as applied to natural
resource management has experienced rapid technical development
in recent years. This workshop will be designed to provide
fisheries managers with technical information necessary to
interpret findings and recommendations from recent studies of
fish genetics and will cover management of both wild and hatchery
stocks. The instructors are Anne Kapuscinski and Loren
Miller, University of Minnesota; Eric Hallerman, Virginia
Tech; Dave Philipp and Bob Fields, Illinois Natural History Survey;
Jeff Koppelman, Missouri Dept. of Conservation.
8:30 Welcome and Introductions
8:40 Genetic Markers
* Mitochondrial DNA
* DNA markers
10:00 Genetic processes
* Mutation, migration, selection, drift, inbreeding,
coadaptation, adaptive topography, genetic stock
11:40 Q & A
12:00 Lunch (provided)
1:00 Application to midwestern fisheries
* Ne estimated by temporal method by scales
* Results of the tri-state study (IL, MN & WI)
* Genetic Stock Structure of Midwestern fishes
2:50 Recommended practices
* Hatchery propagation (Yakima-Klickitat
* Wild populations
* Design and use of decision support tools (examples
will include an expert system for genetically modified
4:20 Q & A
When: July 30, 1997. From 8 AM to 4:30 PM
The Walleye, Centrarchid and Salmonid technical committees will be
meetings on July 29th, 1997. The technical committees will have
a separate registration fee for their meetings.
(Note: Participation in technical committees is not required to
attend the workshop.)
Where: Holiday Inn, LaCrosse, WI, USA. Please call hotel directly
reserve your rooms (608) 784-9500. Please ask for the rooms
reserved for the American Fisheries Society Conference to get the
reduced rate, $52.00/night.
Accessory events: Arrive early and participate in the Tuesday
evening beer and pizza cruise on the Mississippi River. Enjoy
the company of your fellow workshop participants. The boat
departs at 5:00 PM.
Cost: $30 for the workshop, includes breaks and lunch.
$20 for the cruise, includes pizza, beer, soft drinks and a
cruise on the Mississippi River.
Registration: To register for the conference, fill out the
following and mail, with payment, by July 1 to :
Bureau of Fisheries and Habitat Protection
PO Box 7921
Madison, WI 53704
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Workshop Registration $30:
River Cruise $20:
Please make checks or purchase orders payable to North Central
Division of the American Fisheries Society.
The Walleye, Centrarchid and Salmonid technical committees
of NCD-AFS will be holding meetings on July 29th, 1997.
Technical Committee Registration Information
Registration costs include lunch and coffee breaks. Also,
registration for one committee will allow you to move between
meetings. Advance registration is not necessary.
Salmonid Technical: $20, Contact Bill Thorn, MN DNR Fish, 1801
S. Oak St., Lake City, MN 55041; (612) 345-3365.
Centrarchid Technical: $20, Contact Steve Fischer, MO Dept. of
Conservation, 1110 S. College Ave., Columbia, MO 65201; (573)
Walleye Technical: $20, Contact Rick Holland, NE Game & Parks
Commission, 2200 N. 33rd St., Lincoln, NE 68503; (402) 471-5501.
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