Regional Report - First Half of 2012

By Brandon Brown
Oklahoma Regional Representative

As first presented in American Currents, Volume 37 Number 4, Fall (October) 2012
NANFA News Members, Events, Accomplshments and Administrivia

Maybe the biggest contribution we've made to outreach is a two page article on "Weird Fish Of Oklahoma", which is currently featured in the Oklahoma 2012 fishing regulations (thanks again to Nate Tessler for photos).  Also, we've contributed material to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife's website on stream fish.  I am working to get NANFA’s contribution to the website recognized with our name or logo.  Also, we conducted two video presentations on native fish at Oklahoma State University (with three NANFA members in attendance) and provided tissue samples from a disjunct Southern Redbelly Dace population for a grad student's PhD project on dace genetics.  We've also continued developing our Oklahoma native fish outreach poster (thanks again Todd Crail for the idea and graphics) and the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife has agreed to print an additional 1,000 copies (NANFA's contribution is clearly recognized on the poster).  In addition we've begun work on a native fish display for the upcoming Oklahoma Wildlife EXPO.