Hatcheries and Management Of Aquatic Resources (HaMAR) - Part 1

Monday, September 9, 2013: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Marriott Ballroom A (The Marriott Little Rock)
For decades, the American Fisheries Society (AFS) has worked with leading aquatic resource scientists and natural resource managers to describe effective roles of cultured fishes in aquatic resource management.  Approximately every 10 years, a cross-section of North American resource managers and representatives from AFS Sections and Divisions come together to address and reconcile contentious management issues regarding the uses of hatchery-origin fish.  Most recently, this group met under the banner of “Propagated Fishes in Resource Management” (PFIRM), and produced Considerations for the Use of Propagated Fishes in Resource Management.  These guidelines were the first comprehensive publication that tied science-based information with political realities of management, and provided the aquatic resources community and decision makers with a set of consensus-guiding principles for the use of hatchery-origin fish. 


Science-based fisheries management findings continue provide new information to strengthen the decision making of natural resource agencies, and new challenges continue to emerge.  The timing is right to assess the impacts of hatchery reform, the increasing importance of imperiled species restoration, as well as a number of other emerging issues in hatchery operation and the uses of hatchery-origin aquatic animals.  It is time to set the clock in motion for the next cycle of this process, “Hatcheries and Management of Aquatic Resources” (HaMAR), and refine our guiding principles in the light of contemporary knowledge.


This symposium is intended to be a fact-finding session, targeting all current issues of concern related to the use of hatchery-origin fish and shellfish.  Our goal is to bring a full set of challenging aquatic resource management issues before a body of scientists and resource managers for discussion and assessment.  Given the important, and occasionally contentious, nature of these topics, we think the session will prove attractive and informative to the attendees of AFS 2013. 

Vincent Mudrak , Christine Moffitt , John A. Sweka , Scott F. Stuewe , Connie Young-Dubovsky , Kim Scribner , George Nardi and Douglas Bradley
Jesse Trushenski
Don Mackinlay
1:00 PM
Introduction to Hatcheries and Management of Aquatic Resources (HaMAR)
Jesse T. Trushenski, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

2:20 PM
Implementing Hatchery Reform in the State of Idaho
Brian Leth, Idaho Department of Fish and Game; Paul Kline, Idaho Department of Fish and Game

2:40 PM
Snake River Sockeye Salmon Recovery: A Template for Conservation Aquaculture Programs
Jeff Heindel, Idaho Department of Fish and Game; Paul Kline, Idaho Department of Fish and Game; Thomas A. Flagg, NOAA Fisheries Service NWFSC

3:00 PM
Monday PM Break

3:20 PM
Contribution of Maturing, Captive-Reared Adult Salmon to Aid Recovery of At-Risk Populations
Mike Peterson, Idaho Department of Fish and Game; Christine Kozfkay, Idaho Department of Fish and Game; Eric Stark, Idaho Department of Fish and Game; Paul Kline, Idaho Department of Fish and Game

3:40 PM
Best Management Practices A Tool Not a Rule
Jay Hesse, Nez Perce Tribe; Becky Johnson, Nez Perce Tribe

4:20 PM
Steps to Supplementation Success
Jay Hesse, Nez Perce Tribe; Becky Johnson, Nez Perce Tribe; Peter Cleary, Nez Perce Tribe; Craig Rabe, Nez Perce Tribe; Maureen A. Hess, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

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