Who we are?
- The MU Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Society (F.A.S.S.) is a student- led organization with approximately 25 members, and is a recognized Subunit of the American Fisheries Society.
Our Goals Are:
- To promote positive interactions between students and professionals in fisheries and other aquatics-based fields
- To educate others of Missouri's important and unique aquatic resources
-To provide students a chance to interact with one another at the professional, academic, and social level.
The MU Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Society is Stream Team #442, and participates in activities on Flat Branch in Columbia, Missouri, and Clear Creek, in Rockbridge State Park.
Each semester, FASS members hold a stream cleanup at Flat Branch, in Martin Luther King Park off Stadium Boulevard in Columbia. The event is typically held with a fish fry or hot-dog roast afterwards.
FASS members have also began a stream biomonitoring program in Clear Creek, which flows through a portion of Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. The data we collect is sent to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, as well as the Missouri Department of Conservation, for long-term monitoring of the stream. The watershed of Clear Creek is rapidly urbanizing, and long-term study of those impacts on the stream should yield interesting results.
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