New Recreational Angling Technologies May Pose Risks to Fisheries

New Recreational Angling Technologies May Pose Risks to Fisheries

UMass Amherst co-authored study shows scientists need to work closely with resource management agencies to assess impacts. New developments in recreational fishing technology — from the use of aerial drones and social media scouting reports to advances in hook design — are creating challenges for fisheries management and effective policy making, according to a new study co-authored by University of Massachusetts Amherst researcher Andy Danylchuk. With the opening of the spring fishing season, millions of recreational fishing aficionados across North America are dusting off their tackle boxes, fitting together their rods, and heading to the bait and tackle shop to purchase the latest in fish-catching gear. But what impact does all that new technology have on the fish themselves? “There are still so many unknowns,” says Danylchuk, professor of fish conservation in the UMass Amherst department of environmental conservation, and co-author of a new paper that investigates the relationship between fishing technology and fish ecosystems. “There’s more attention paid to products we use with our pets than...
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We congratulate our 2021 Natural Resources Conservation graduates!

We congratulate our 2021 Natural Resources Conservation graduates!

Congratulations Natural Resources Conservation graduates! We are so very proud of you and all of your accomplishments these past years. Good luck out there, in the workforce, graduate school, or on other life adventures. Keep in touch, and keep us as part of your professional network. We wish the best for you and will continue to be here for you. Find our Senior Celebration page here with a recording of our spring 2021 Awards ceremony, where students were recognized for exceptional work and accomplishments....
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Congratulations to our graduating Environmental Science seniors – Class of 2021!

Congratulations to our graduating Environmental Science seniors – Class of 2021!

We are tremendously proud of you, and we wish you all the best for the future. Some of you are heading directly to graduate school and many of you are heading out into the environmental workforce. As the environmental challenges facing the world continue to grow, we know that you are ready to make a positive impact. Best wishes on behalf of our entire interdepartmental EnviSci faculty group, from Environmental Conservation, Geosciences, and the Stockbridge School of Agriculture. Everyone in the EnviSci class of 2021 is of course now part of the ever-growing group of UMass Amherst EnviSci Alumni, so be sure to stay in touch by Connecting with our alumni group on LinkedIn. If you missed our Virtual Senior Celebration you can watch a video of it on our blog, where you will also find our EnviSci 2021 Virtual Yearbook, along with congratulatory messages from faculty, and a list of EnviSci seniors recognized for their outstanding accomplishments with end-of-year awards....
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Congratulations to BCT’s Class of 2021!

Congratulations to BCT’s Class of 2021!

https://youtu.be/lKE5YaUdW7Y Congratulations to our graduating seniors in BCT’s class of 2021! We are tremendously proud of you all and we wish you all the best for your upcoming professional lives. You may be entering a changed world, but you are well prepared for it. All the best from the BCT faculty! Everyone in BCT’s class of 2021 is of course now part of the ever-growing BCT Alumni community! Due to the still-ongoing pandemic situation and related gathering limitations, we weren’t able to take our traditional group photo at the CNS celebration (or hold our traditional CNS and departmental receptions and celebrations). Instead, we organized a commencement and awards celebration event on Zoom, which you can re-watch in the video above. We also had seven graduate students completing their M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Sustainable Building Systems and our first student completing the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Building Construction. Congratulations also to them! Your BCT Faculty Reposted from: https://bct.eco.umass.edu/news/congratulations-to-bcts-class-of-2021/...
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Register now for BCT’s Summer 2021 Online Professional Education Courses

Register now for BCT’s Summer 2021 Online Professional Education Courses

With an increasing number of our courses now online, we are announcing the immediate availability of the following professional education courses for the upcoming Summer Terms (Summer 1: 5/17 - 6/25; Summer 2: 7/6 - 8/13). There is no need to be a matriculated UMass student to take these courses. Anyone with a professional interest in our field can take them on a per-credit fee basis through University Without Walls (UWW). Register Now! Learn more about these courses and register now on the UMass UWW website at the following link: Find Courses and Enroll   (filter by “Subject” and look for “Building and Construction Technology” or “Environmental Conservation”) Want More? Many of these courses can be taken to fulfill requirements of our Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Building Construction or our Professional Masters in Sustainable Building Systems. Contact us anytime if you would like to learn more about those options. Summer 1 Upcoming Courses International Construction The main objective of this course is to prepare the students to try to adjust to...
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