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Idaho State University helps host Idaho American Fisheries Society annual conference March 3-5 in Pocatello

Posted February 25, 2010

The Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society annual conference will be held March 3-5 at the Red Lion Hotel in Pocatello.

In addition, the conference offers a one-day, pre-conference workshop “Unraveling the Spring Creek Mystery: What should they look like and how do we get there?” on March 2.

Idaho State University is an event co-sponsor and is well represented at the conference. ISU biological sciences Professor Ernest Keeley is the group’s president-elect and ISU has an active student chapter in the society. Twelve students from ISU will participate in the conference and nine conference presentations will be made by ISU students or faculty.

The conference, featuring a wide variety of plenary sessions, concurrent sessions and panel discussions will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 3-4 and from 8 a.m. to noon on March 5.  A research poster session will be held from 4:40 to 5:30 p.m. March 4.

Conference topics are widely varied, from presentations on Idaho native fishes and conserving them, to sessions on restoration projects and Idaho’s steelhead and salmon.

A student mixer will be held at Goody’s in Pocatello at 5:30 p.m. March 3, and the conference’s dinner, silent and live auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. March 4.

The American Fisheries Society is a worldwide organization of professional fishery scientists. Founded in 1870, the society is the world's oldest and largest organization dedicated to strengthening the fisheries profession, advancing fisheries science, and conserving fisheries resources.

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