Wednesday September 7, 2011
The 141st annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society is currently underway in Seattle, Washington and the theme for the event is “New Frontiers in Fisheries Management and Ecology: Leading the Way in a Changing World.” This year is expected to surpass all others, with an estimated 4,000 in attendance. Fisheries biologists from FISHBIO, along with others from around the world, are presenting their research findings and sharing ideas for new and innovative technologies. For example, this year we are demonstrating the VAKI Riverwatcher in the Trade Show. By fabricating a mechanical carousel that passes a fiberglass fish though the Riverwatcher, we can show observers first-hand how the device detects passing fish and records data.