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  • NANFA 2013 Annual Meeting
    the Kentucky Arrow Darter Michael Hensley from The Nature Conservancy spoke about their work on the Green River David Cravens from the KY Center for Mollusk Conservation spoke about their work with Kentucky s Mollusk NANFA BOD member Brian Zimmerman presented on Captive Propagation We also had a park ranger from Cumberland Falls give us a unique history of the park That evening we had a wonderful southern dinner from Riverview Restaurant followed by the annual auction This was likely the largest auction to date for a NANFA convention Donations poured in from large corporations small companies and many many NANFA members Lots of books live fish fishy folk art and aquariums are just a few of the many items that were sold Some of the more notable items were custom aquarium backgrounds donated by Designs by Nature the NANFA built photo tanks Mike Lucas s handmade fish ornaments and even a few cases of the 2013 Convention unofficial drink Kentucky s original Ale 8 One This year s auction was record breaking in both size and income Saturday May 4th was a big day in Kentucky First it marked the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby But it was also a big day for NANFA It was I m told the first time it has rained during the field collection day of a convention Despite the forecast the NANFA members came together to explore one of the most diverse areas in the United States We arranged for 3 separate trips Trip 1 was led by host Matt De La Vega and that group went to the Kentucky River drainage Heading East they had dry conditions for most of the day As an added bonus Matt Thomas from the KDFWR took them to a location for KY Arrow Darters This site is frequently used by CFI for their work with the Arrow Darter Though they were contained to one river drainage they caught an impressive number of species Trip 2 headed west and was lead by Uland Thomas Though they encountered rain at their first location that didn t stop their day They headed east and sampled some locations in the Middle Cumberland River drainage Trip 3 was led by host Josh Blaylock and this group sampled locations in the Middle Cumberland River and upper Green River This was a unique trip as there were multiple locations within the area that allowed us to sample very different habitats This group also witnessed some spawning action of Longnose Gar One member even got in on the action with a Golden Redhorse and we ll leave it at that Due to the drainages and locations we went to this trip yielded the highest number of species Sunday May 5th The heavy rain continued We had 3 trips planned but cancelled those due to the weather Many people began their trips home but one group stayed behind to brave the rain and find more species We traveled north to some locations in the

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  • NANFA 2012 Annual Meeting
    ORSANCO This was enjoyed by all and gave us a chance to watch some big fish that most of us would never keep at home Then that evening Justin Baker Marc Kibbey and I gave a presentation welcoming everyone to the convention We also went over our work through Ohio State University to update distribution maps of all species of fish found in Ohio We finished out the presentation with what to expect the rest of the weekend and what species should be seen on the rest of the field trips Several of us then gathered in the hospitality room and told fish stories until we finally got too tired and went to sleep Friday morning we began the presentations with an introduction from our President We then had a wonderful day of presentations with a wide variety of topics Presentations rapped up around 4 30pm and we had a break before we moved out to the balcony of the lodge for a banquet As we finished up our meals Dr Todd Crail gave a wonderful presentation full of great video of interesting and mind boggling behaviors of some of our favorite and very colorful native fishes After Todd s presentation we had the annual auction that in my opinion went very smoothly Thanks to all who brought so many great donations that I just had no idea were coming I will have to admit I felt a little unprepared ahead of time and was concerned about the number of auction items but the attendees came through in a big way bringing plenty of items to auction off After the auction there once again was more storing telling and late night talking with excitement and anticipation of the field trips on the final two days On Saturday morning we all traveled to the confluence of the Walhonding River and Killbuck Creek We used the big tank from ORSANCO as a gathering point before leaving Everyone got to spend some time sampling at this site before most of the group headed down river including myself in canoes provided by the Ohio Scenic River program thanks Natalie and Bob A smaller group headed off to do some collecting in the Kokosing River and Wakatomika Creek Since I was on the canoe trip I ll stick to that We caught 45 species of fish with nothing but minnow seines in a 6 mile stretch of the Walhonding River very impressive Here are some photos of the trip and the list Bowfin Grass Pickerel Northern Pike Bigeye Chub Spotfin Shiner Silver Shiner Rosyface Shiner Sand Shiner Creek Chub Bluntnose Minnow Streamline Chub Gravel Chub Western Blacknose Dace Common Carp Mimic Shiner Central Stoneroller White Sucker Golden Redhorse Silver Redhorse Northern Hog Sucker Stonecat Madtom Brindled Madtom Mountain Madtom Flathead Catfish Yellow Bulhead Mosquitofish Brook Silverside Rock Bass Orangespotted Sunfish Bluegill Sunfish Green Sunfish Smallmouth Bass Spotted Bass White Crappie Black Crappie Blackside Darter Logperch Darter Variegate Darter Johnny Darter Banded Darter Bluebreast Darter Greenside

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  • NANFA 2010 Annual Meeting
    includes Steve Parmenter who is a biologist with California Fish and Game and is in charge of managing native fishes in the Owens Valley in eastern California Jon Sjoberg who is a biologist with Nevada Division of Wildlife and the head of their southern region fisheries and aquatic species programs Kevin Wilson and Bailey Gaines work for the US National Parks Service they are responsible for anything and everything related to the Devils Hole Pupfish David Ward who works with Arizona Game and Fish and is responsible for breeding various small and large native fishes at their Bubbling Springs research facility As additional speakers are confirmed we will add them to this list Lunch will be at Salt Creek an amazing pupfish habitat on the floor of Death Valley a few miles from the visitors center Here we will observe the Salt Creek pupfish Cyprinodon salinus On the drive back to Ash Meadows folks should have time to visit various sites in the park in the vicinity of Furnace Creek including Badwater the lowest driest and hottest point in North America 134 F is the record Zabriskie Point and the incredible Dante s View where you stand at 5 500 feet look down to 282 feet Badwater then up to 11 000 feet Telescope Peak We also plan to have an open discussion regarding the possibilities of a partnership between regulatory agencies in the west and skilled aquarists who can help fill in the gaps of our knowledge relative to the breeding biology of the various desert fishes that are poorly understood Hopefully by having both agency biologists and aquarists in the same room we can develop a better understanding of the expectations of each other and to also discuss the difficulties that exist and how they might be overcome Sunday Tuesday October 17 19 An Optional Extended Desert Fish Tour Map showing the approximate locations of most places we ll visit For finer detail download the kml file that has placemarks for all these places and more that can be loaded into Google Earth The regular NANFA convention will officially end in Ash Meadows on Sunday at lunch time For those looking for an extended desert fishes experience we will lead folks to visit various fish habitats near and north of Las Vegas for two and a half days Depending on time and interest this schedule remains flexible other locations can be included thus treat this as an approximate schedule From Ash Meadows we will head back through Las Vegas to visit Rogers Spring by Lake Mead This spring is best known for its crazy populations of aquarium fishes typically Mollies Convict Cichlid Texas Cichlid and whatever else has recently been introduced can be found It is also an excellent place to snorkel with water around 85 F There will also potentially be time for folks to visit Hoover Dam and see the new amazing bridge being built over the Colorado River as well as Valley of Fire State

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  • location information 5 00pm 7 00pm Dinner on your own 7 00pm 10 00pm Socializing in Hospitality Suite Friday October 2 9 00am 5 00pm Presentations topics to be announced 5 00pm 7 00pm Dinner on your own 7 00pm 8 00pm Culturing Live Foods Workshop 8 00pm 10 00pm Socializing in Hospitality Suite Saturday October 3 9 00am 3 00pm Local Field Trips Hillsborough River Myakka River Tampa Bay Bullfrog Creek and Alafia River 5 00pm 6 00pm Aquarium Photography Workshop 6 00pm 7 30pm Dinner Banquet and Announcements 7 30pm 8 00pm Presentation to be announced 8 00pm 9 30pm Auction 9 30pm 11 00pm Socializing in Hospitality Suite Sunday October 4 8 00am Depart for Field Trips Santa Fe River Ocala National Forest Avon Park Highlands County Wacissa Springs Big Bend Area Speakers and Workshops In consideration that this will be the first NANFA Convention held in the state of Florida we will be highlighting Florida s native fishes by inviting guest speakers that are either from our state or who will focus their presentation on Florida native fishes With that said we will also strive to provide a well rounded and diverse mix of guest speakers with representation by Academia as well as hobbyist oriented presenters We will also be offering some hands on and educational workshops for the convention attendees Banquet In accordance with tradition we will plan to have a Saturday evening Banquet for the attendees The banquet will serve as an excellent opportunity for fellow NANFA members to chat and mingle as a prelude to the BOD announcements and auction In order to inject some local culture and flavor Tampa has a very strong Latin presence and has a long history of Cuban and Spanish influence the Banquet will feature a buffet of Latin and Spanish dishes such as Ybor City Spanish Mojo Pork Chicken Fricassee and Caribbean Jerk Mahi Mahi with Lime Papaya Mango Of course the buffet will include salad potatoes vegetables dessert and tea coffee Auction Also in accordance with the NANFA Convention standard there will be a Saturday evening Auction following the Dinner Banquet and presentation Auction items are acquired primarily through donations from NANFA members vendors and businesses There will be many unique and interesting items such as collecting equipment artwork live foods books and other surprises Collecting Trips Local native fish collecting trips are the highlight of any NANFA Convention With a Florida convention this will certainly be the case We have a number of fish collecting opportunities within an easy drive of Tampa and we will be taking these local excursions on Saturday so that everyone has plenty of time to get back to the hotel with their catch and clean up in time for the Saturday evening festivities We will have aquaria with established filters available to house collected specimens following the Saturday field trips Our field trips scheduled for Sunday will include more remote locations generally beyond a two hour drive from the hotel

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  • information about TFFC visit online at http www tpwd state tx us tffc SCHEDULE Thursday September 25 Registration 9 a m 8 p m Friday September 26 Registration 9 a m 8 p m Field Trips 9 a m 4 p m Social 6 30 p m Saturday September 27 Sessions 8 30 a m 5 p m Banquet Auction 6 30 p m Sunday September 28 Field Trips 8 00 a m 12 p m Everything is bigger in Texas and that includes this years conference There will be four exciting days with events for everyone This year we have included a social Friday night at TFFC for anyone who wants to attend There will be a chili cook off dinner to allow NANFA members an exclusive tour of the facility There will be guided tours of both the visitor center and the hatchery and a dive show Also Friday night there will be an aquarium roundtable for anyone who wants to sit back and relax and talk about fish We will have representatives from some of the big aquariums around the state REGISTRATION FEES per person Members 65 00 Students 35 00 Spouses Children 35 00 Includes sessions field trips social and banquet If you plan to attend social or have any special food requirements please email Wayne Heaton at wayne heaton tpwd state tx us to confirm Send check or money order payable to NANFA to NANFA P O Box 1596 Milton WA 98354 1596 Click here to Register via PayPal LODGING We have a block of rooms reserved at the Inn on the Hill in Athens 5 minute drive from TFFC Rooms are 60 00 night and you can make reservations by calling 903 675 9214 Be sure to mention you are with NANFA DIRECTIONS From

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  • Coastal Plain physiographic regions We will seine and photograph fish invertebrates and plants in the Dan Roanoke Neuse Cape Fear Lumber Lake Waccamaw Yadkin PeeDee Catawba Broad Toe Nolichucky Watauga and New Kanawha River basins Bring a cooler or Styrofoam fish box if you want to take fish home We ll have extra tanks with cycled filters set up at the hotel for holding and observing fish until Sunday Each field trip leader will have a Scientific Fish Collecting Permit so you will not need an individual fishing license unless you re also planning to go collecting on your own In that case a 10 day visitor license is available for 5 NC resident or 10 non resident at local bait shops or online REGISTRATION FEES per person Full meeting with dinner banquet lunches not included 60 before May 1 70 after May 1 Students spouse and children 12 includes dinner banquet 35 Friday daytime program only on your own for lunch 15 Friday dinner banquet only 25 Sat Sun field trips only 15 Send check or money order payable to NANFA to NANFA 1107 Argonne Drive Baltimore MD 21218 LODGING The Clarion Greensboro Airport Hotel is located near I 40 Exit 213 Guilford College Rd four miles east of the Airport Clarion has a free airport shuttle and offers NANFA the following special group rates Double or King Room without Breakfast 59 00 1 4 people Double or King Room with Breakfast 69 00 1 2 people Double or King Room with Breakfast 79 00 3 4 people Clarion Greensboro Airport Hotel 336 299 7650 415 Swing Road Greensboro NC 27409 Clarion s restaurant offers full hot breakfast eggs meat grits waffles etc not just muffins Call Clarion to make your reservation by 4 pm on May 7 one month before the conference the cut off date for our guaranteed NANFA Group Rate Reservations must be guaranteed with a one night deposit in the form of check money order or credit card You ll probably want to arrive Thurs Jun 7 and stay through Sun Jun 10 to attend both days of collecting OTHER MOTELS If you need something even cheaper try these Exit 210 NC 68 Airport America s Best Value Inn 336 668 3900 Candlewood Suites 336 454 0078 Crestwood Suites 336 886 1250 Extended Stay Deluxe 336 454 0080 Fairfield Inn GSO Airport 336 841 0140 Fairview Inn Airport 336 668 9400 Motel 6 Greensboro Airport 336 668 2085 Red Roof Inn Airport 336 271 2636 Sleep Inn Airport 336 931 1272 Exit 214 Wendover Ave AmeriSuites 336 852 1443 Best Western Wendover 336 297 1055 Extended Stay of America 336 299 0200 Lodge America 336 544 4700 MicroTel Inn 336 547 7007 Suburban Extended Stay 336 218 1000 Exit 217 High Point Rd Coliseum Inn 336 292 1831 Days Inn Four Seasons 336 297 1996 Hampton Inn Four Seasons 336 854 8600 Ramada Inn 336 294 9922 Red Carpet Inn 336 852 4080 Red Roof

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  • To reserve a room call either 1 800 331 0445 or 573 651 4486 Tell them you are with NANFA The hotel offers complimentary continental breakfast indoor pool whirlpool fitness room and recreation area game rooms Several restaurants are within walking distance and include Cracker Barrel Red Lobster Olive Garden Ruby Tuesdays and several others Registration Registration is 75 Students and spouse registration is 35 Registration checks should be made payable to NANFA and mailed to NANFA 1107 Argonne Drive Baltimore MD 21218 Payment may also be made on line with your credit card via PayPal Schedule Thursday arrival and registration Friday registration and field trip Saturday paper and poster sessions banquet and auction Sunday and Monday field trips Details about the schedule will be sent to those who register Speakers and Presentations Thursday Night A J Hendershott 8 00 9 00 pm Shaping a State Elements and Engineering Friday Corp of Engineers presentations aboard the MVS Pathfinder TBA Saturday Paper and Poster Sessions 8 30 am Robert Hrabik Missouri Department of Conservation Welcome opening remarks and a primer on the fishes of southeastern Missouri 8 45 am Jeremy Tiemann Illinois Natural History Survey Damn those dams their effects on stream ecosystems 9 10 am Dr Ray Bauer Dept of Biology University of Louisiana at Lafayette From the river to the coast and back again Reproductive migrations of the river shrimp Macrobrachim ohione 9 35 am Nick Lang St Louis University MO Hybridization in darters field observations genetic investigation and how to play God in your home aquarium 10 00 am Aaron Schrey and Ed Heist Southern Illinois University Carbondale Genetic discrimination of pallid and shovelnose sturgeons 10 25 am Break 10 35 am Todd Crail University of Toledo OH A simple headwater sampling design for amateurs That the professionals will want to use too 11 00 am Christopher Scharpf NANFA Baltimore MD Rated NC 17 madtom Sex in the aquarium 11 25 am Dr David Neely St Louis University James E Brooks Hector Espinosa Francisco Garcia de Leon Dean A Hendrickson Bernard R Kuhajda Richard L Mayden David L Propst Joseph R Tomelleri and Alejandro Varela Romero Los Pecados Montanas high elevation biodiversity in the Sierra Madre Occidental of Mexico 11 50 am Dr Phil Cochran William Martin and Bridgett Emmett St Mary s University Winona MN History fish time traveling with the lake sturgeon in the upper Midwest 12 15 pm Lunch 1 45 pm Brad Pobst Missouri Department of Conservation and Bruce Moyer University of Central Arkansas Population dynamics of grotto sculpin Cottus carolinae in Perry County Missouri 2 10 pm Chris Kennedy Missouri Department of Conservation The Alligator Gar in Missouri facts and fiction 2 35 pm Wayne Heaton Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Maintaining outside aquaria Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center 3 00 pm Dr Ginny Adams Universtiy of Central Arkansas Distribution and status of spring cavefish in Missouri 3 25 pm Dr Rex Strange Universtiy of Southern Indiana Habitat affinities and visual systems in darters and

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  • NANFA 2006 Convention Photos
    NANFA 2006 Convention Photos 25 images Created with Web Picture Creator 1 8

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