New Book: Mangroves as Fish Habitat An updated look at mangrove fishery linkages, community ecology and connectivity, ecological services of mangroves, and potential impacts from climate change.
New Fisheries Magazine—July 2015 • Bluegill Can Be Managed More Effectively with Bag Limits! • Probiotics Show Promise for Aquaculture • More Evidence That Plant-Based Feeds Can Support Sustainable Aquaculture • Using a Video Lander to Assess Difficult Marine Habitats • Climate Change Adaptation and Restoration of Western Trout Streams and more!
Symposia Countdown: Progress in Juvenile Salmon Coastal/Ocean Ecology Recent findings and management implications
Special Section: Hatcheries and Management of Aquatic Resources (HaMAR) Concurrent with the development of the guidance document (contained in the introduction to the special section and titled “Considerations for Use of Hatcheries and Hatchery-Origin Fish”), some of the HaMAR-related symposium presentations were peer-reviewed and are published in this special section of the journal.
New Book: Managing the Impacts of Human Activities on Fish Habitat Fish species and their habitat are under threat from the impact of overfishing, pollution, and development. This book reviews the science, governance, and practice of assessing and managing these impacts, including use of ecosystem-based approaches.
$225M for Projects – Pre-proposals Due 8 July USDA Now Accepting 2016 RCPP Proposals. Due July 8. Funding is used to increase the restoration and sustainable use of soil, water, wildlife and related natural resources on regional or watershed scales.
AFS Letter on Wisconsin Budget Situation Proposed Budget Undermines Critical Fish and Wildlife Research and Training Programs
Fisheries Degrees—List of North American Colleges and Universities The AFS Special Committee on Educational Requirements has completed a final draft of a list of North American colleges and universities that offer degrees in fisheries related disciplines.
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