2017 Dakota Chapter Best Presentation Awards

Best Professional Paper: Joe Nett, Assessing land cover trends and water quality for North Dakota lakes.

Best Student Paper: Daniel Nelson, Development of a Fish-Based IBI for Lakes in Eastern South Dakota.

Best Professional Poster: Sara Reese, Effects of Short Term Storage on Chinook Salmon Sperm Motility.

Best Student Poster: Elizabeth Renner, The effects of small impoundments on headwater prairie stream macroinvertebrate and fish community structure.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Dakota Chapter 2016 Best Paper and Poster Awards

Best Student Poster – Feasibility of Oxytetracycline Marking Juvenile White Bass: Mortality and Mark Visibility.  Matthew A. Perion, Benjamin J. Schall, Casey W. Schoenebeck, Keith D. Koupal, and Bryan Sweet.

 Best Student Paper – Petri Dish Incubations of Landlocked Fall Chinook Salmon Eggs. Hannah Neumiller, Gretchen Blain, and Michael E. Barnes.


Best Professional Poster – Survival of Gizzard Shad after Dummy Transmitter Implantation. Hilary Meyer, Robert Hanten, Mark Fincel and Jacob L. Davis.

 Best Professional Paper – Airborne Formaldehyde Levels during Simulated Formalin Treatments in Vertical-Flow Incubators at a Production Fish Hatchery. Jill M. Voorhees and Michael E. Barnes.


My Goodness…there are dead fish parts in every pint of Guinness? (Seriously!)

· · in The Fisheries Blog. ·

 By Patrick Cooney

Are you planning to enjoy a delicious Guinness or Harp beer this St. Patrick’s Day?  Then be prepared to swallow bits of dead fish (seriously!).

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I am currently sitting in Chicago as the river is dyed green for what I once believed was my rightful Birthday…St. Patrick’s Day.  Just as I was once surprised to learn that I would not be getting presents on this day, I am now surprised to find that dead fish play a critical step in the process of making Guinness, my favorite Irish beer.