Continuing Education

FL AFS Spring 2021 Continuing Education Virtual Workshop

 Title: Collecting, Processing, and Ageing Fin Structures from Freshwater and Marine Fishes

Hosts: Summer Lindelien (FWC-FWRI) and Kristen Rynerson (FWC-FWRI)

When: April 14th – 9:00am to 1:00pm

Where: Adobe Connect (Link to be distributed via email on April 12th)

Cost: Free for members who pay their 2021 FL AFS Chapter Dues ($10; Click link to pay dues)

Registration Deadline: April 9th – 5:00pm (Register here; Registration required)

Draft Agenda:

      • Welcome and introductions
      • Introduction to fish ageing and nonlethal ageing applications
      • Removing, storing, and processing nonlethal ageing structures
      • Short break
      • Interpreting and ageing nonlethal structures, and associated nuances
      • Timing of growth zone formation, references sets, and materials list
      • Short break
      • Group nonlethal ageing exercise
      • QA/QC examples
      • Discussion and questions

Seven year-old Florida Bass dorsal spine section pictured left and seven year-old Goliath Grouper dorsal spine section pictured right.