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Effects of management tactics on meeting conservation objectives for Western north american groundfish fisheries.

Effects of management tactics on meeting conservation objectives for Western north american groundfish fisheries.
PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e56684
Authors: Melnychuk MC, Banobi JA, Hilborn R
Abstract
There is considerable variability in the status of fish populations around the world and a poor understanding of how specific management characteristics affect populations. Overfishing is a major problem in many fisheries, but in some regions the recent tendency has been to exploit stocks at levels their maximum sustainable yield. 

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News Digest: UW students speak at Town Hall, nominations due, celebrate … – UW Today

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News Digest: UW students speak at Town Hall, nominations due, celebrate …UW TodayAt 5:30 p.m., Wednesday (March 6) Juliana Houghton, a master's student at UW's School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, addresses the impact of San Juan whale-watching on the whales themselves. The website about her talk says: As researchers consider …

via “school of aquatic and fishery sciences” – Google News 

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Estimation of genotyping error rate from repeat genotyping, unintentional recaptures and known parent-offspring comparisons in 16 microsatellite loci for brown rockfish (Sebastes auriculatus).

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Estimation of genotyping error rate from repeat genotyping, unintentional recaptures and known parent-offspring comparisons in 16 microsatellite loci for brown rockfish (Sebastes auriculatus).
Mol Ecol Resour. 2012 Nov;12(6):1114-23
Authors: Hess MA, Rhydderch JG, LeClair LL, Buckley RM, Kawase M, Hauser L
Abstract
Genotyping errors are present in almost all genetic data and can affect biological conclusions of a study, particularly for studies based on individual identification and parentage. 

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UW Science Now at Town Hall | Juliana Houghton: Are We (Noisily) Loving Whales to Death?

SAFS graduate student Juliana Houghton will be speaking at Town Hall this Wednesday, March 6, 2013, from 6:00 – 7:00PM.
This season’s second edition of UW Science Now, which trains University of Washington graduate students to communicate their research to the general public and introduces that public to cutting-edge research in our own backyard, addresses the impact of San Juan whale-watching on the whales themselves. 

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Reminder: MS Final Exam for Megan Stachura

A reminder about Megan’s exam tomorrow…
Megan Stachura is defending her master’s thesis entitled, “Environmental influences on North Pacific salmon abundance and marine fish recruitment.”
Her chair is Nathan Mantua.
Date: Monday, March 4th
Time: 1:00pm
Place: Fishery Sciences (FSH) 203
All are welcome to attend. 

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Bevan Seminar Series TODAY with Elizabeth McLanahan (NOAA)!

Please join the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and Acting Director of NOAA’s Office of International Affairs, Elizabeth McLanahan, today, February 28, for the Bevans Series on Sustainability. Ms. McLanahan’s presentation is titled, Melting Arctic Ice: the New Frontier for Exploitation or Conservation? (abstract).

Where: UW School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, 102 Fishery Sciences (Auditorium)
Address: 1122 NE Boat St, University of Washington
Time: 4:30 PM, reception to follow
More info: 206-543-4270; safsdesk@u.washington.edu
For a list of all the Bevans Series topics 2013 Seminars, please visit our School seminars website. 

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Citation patterns of a controversial and high-impact paper: worm et Al. (2006) “impacts of biodiversity loss on ocean ecosystem services”.

Citation patterns of a controversial and high-impact paper: worm et Al. (2006) “impacts of biodiversity loss on ocean ecosystem services”.
PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e56723
Authors: Branch TA
Abstract
Citation patterns were examined for Worm et al. 2006 (Science 314∶787-790), a high-impact paper that focused on relationships between marine biodiversity and ecosystem services. This paper sparked much controversy through its projection, highlighted in the press release, that all marine fisheries would be collapsed by 2048. 

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