Applications of Methods and Techniques and Collaborations in Managing and Conserving Large River Basin Fishery Resources and Environment (Symposium)

Thursday, August 25, 2016: 8:00 AM-4:20 PM
Empire B (Sheraton at Crown Center)
This symposium is a continuation of the Mississippi-Yangtze River Basins Symposium (MYRIBS) series, which started in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA during the 2013 American Fisheries Society annual meeting, and continued in Wuhan, Hubei, China during the 2015 China Society of Fisheries Fishery Resources and Environment annual meeting. The current symposium will continue fostering and promoting the Mississippi-Yangtze communications, but also will encourage exchanges between scientists working in other large river basins in both United States and China, and large rivers in other countries or continents. Many methods and techniques, including biotelemetry, stoichiometry, numerous fish sampling gears and designs (e.g., electrofishing, the United Fishing Method), and geospatial analyses among others have been applied to managing and conserving the fishery resources and environments of large river basins throughout the world. However, applications of these methods have rarely been compared and evaluated across different river basins. Moreover, some of the methods and techniques used in some river basins have not been sufficiently assessed with regard to their application in other river basins. This symposium aims to fill these information gaps by addressing some of the common issues related to the methods and techniques used to assess fisheries resources and the environment in large river basins. It will also emphasize exchanges and transfers of information on different methods and techniques among large river basins. Paired and/or co-authored presentations among different river basins and discussions will focus on these topics to manage and conserve large river basin fishery resources and environment. Each presentation will cover at least one of these methods or techniques applied in the large river basin. A final group synthesis will discuss methods exchanges and transfers among basins. Symposium attendees will be provided with the opportunity to learn these methods and techniques, and their transfers across different basins.
Moderators:
Duane Chapman, Quinton Phelps, Michael Eggleton and Yushun Chen
Chair:
Yushun Chen
Organizers:
Yushun Chen, Duane Chapman, Quinton Phelps, Michael Eggleton, Daqing Chen and Zhongjie Li
8:00 AM
Principles & Processes for Assessing Fish Assemblage Condition in Boatable Rivers of Five Continents Robert Hughes, Amnis Opes Institute &; Christian Wolter, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries; Wayne Robinson, Charles Sturt University; Paulo Pompeu, Universidade Federal de Lavras; Mark Pearson, United States Environmental Protection Agency; Lusan Liu, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences
8:20 AM
Fishery Agencies, Management, and Conservation in the Yangtze River Basin Weili Lou, Yangtze Office, Fishery Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture of China; Yushun Chen, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
9:00 AM
Six Fishes Native to the Yangtze River: An Update on Their Status in the Mississippi River Basin Duane Chapman, U.S. Geological Survey; Ron Brooks, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources; Justin Homan, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission; Jason Kral, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks; Quinton Phelps, Missouri Department of Conservation; John Waters, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
9:20 AM
Thursday Morning Break
9:40 AM
Anthropogenic Stressors and Climate Change in the Yangtze River Basin Yushun Chen, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Chuanbo Guo, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Wei Xin, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
10:00 AM
Conducting Biological Assessments of a Large River: The Ohio River (Mississippi River Basin) Jeff Thomas, The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission
10:20 AM
Fish Assemblage Responses to Different Secondary Channel Designs in the Lower Mississippi River, USA: A Template for River Restoration Michael Eggleton, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff; Harold L. Schramm Jr., U.S. Geological Survey, Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
10:40 AM
The Ohio River Ecological Research Programů40 Years and Counting Greg Seegert, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology; Joe Vondruska, EA Engineering, Science & Technology and Doug Dixon, Electric Power Research Institute
11:00 AM
Integrated Ecosystem Health Assessment of the Niyang River after Human-Induced Disturbance in Tibetan Plateau: A Multicompartment Approach Haiping Liu, Agricultural and Animal Husbandry College of Tibet University, Linzhi 860000, P. R. China; Chuanbo Guo, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Shaowen Ye, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Yushun Chen, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Sovan Lek, MR 5174 EDB, CNRS-University Paul Sabatier; Zhongjie Li, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
11:20 AM
The United Fishing Method: History, Development, and Applications in China Zhongjie Li, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Yushun Chen, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
11:40 AM
Thursday Lunch Break
1:00 PM
Application of the Unified Fishing Method in Removing Asian Carps in the United States: Field Success and Challenges Kevin Irons, Illinois Department of Natural Resources; Zhongjie Li, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Tanglin Zhang, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Yushun Chen, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1:20 PM
Novel Trawling Techniques Capture Juvenile Silver Carp in the Illinois River Emily Pherigo, USFWS - Columbia Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office; Wyatt Doyle, USFWS - Columbia Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office; Skyler Schlick, DLH Corp, USFWS - Columbia Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office; Kevin Drews, DLH Corp, USFWS - Columbia Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office
1:40 PM
A Modified Purse Seine to Remove Invasive Carp from Midwestern Waterways Kevin Drews, DLH Corp, USFWS - Columbia Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office
2:00 PM
Paupier: A Modified Skimmer Trawl Developed to Target Asian Carp in Midwestern Waters Wyatt Doyle, USFWS - Columbia Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office; Emily Pherigo, USFWS - Columbia Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office; Skyler Schlick, DLH Corp, USFWS - Columbia Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office
2:20 PM
Using Otolith Analysis and Microchemistry to Estimate Growth and Identify Recruitment Sources of Ohio River Sauger Alex Loubere, Southern Illinois University; Devon C. Oliver, Southern Illinois University; Neil P. Rude, Southern Illinois University; Gregory Whitledge, Southern Illinois University
3:00 PM
Thursday Afternoon Break
3:20 PM
Feeding Plasticity of Silver Carp and Bighead Carp in Chinese Lakes Based on Next Generation Sequencing Qigen Liu, Shanghai Ocean University; Oranich Wedchaparn, Shanghai Ocean University; Liangjie Zhao, Shanghai Ocean University; Zhongjun Hu, Shanghai Ocean University; Guangxi He, Hangzhou Qiandao Lake Group Co., ltd.
3:40 PM
Comparative Gut Metagenomics Among Bighead Carp, Silver Carp and Their Hybrids Lifeng Zhu, Nanjing Normal University; Guoqing Lu, University of Nebraska Omaha
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