Inland Fisheries—Call For Abstracts Include a discussion about possible future scenarios. Biological Assessment; Economic and Social Assessment; Drivers and Synergies; and, Policy and Governance; or go here for more information....
Inland Fisheries—Call For Abstracts
Future of Fisheries: Perspectives for Emerging Professionals Contains more than 70 short mentoring vignettes on past experiences and visions for the future authored by many notable mentors from the fisheries field. Click to read more!
Future of Fisheries: Perspectives for Emerging Professionals
Fisheries Magazine—July 2014 The July issue of Fisheries magazine contains articles on Land Use Threats to Fish; Meet Our New Emerging Leaders; What Makes an Angler Volunteer?; Urgent Recommendations for American Eel; Interview: Editors of Foundations of Fisheries Science; and so much more!
Fisheries Magazine—July 2014
AFS Member Recognized by President Obama NOAA Fisheries economist and AFS member Alan Haynie is being recognized by President Obama for his innovative work to ensure that fishery rules promote sustainable fishing.
AFS Member Recognized by President Obama
President Obama Announces Two AFS Members in Key Administration Positions President Obama said, “These fine public servants bring a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to their new roles. Our nation will be well-served by these individuals, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come.”
President Obama Announces Two AFS Members in Key Administration Positions
Recreational Fisheries Proposals for Lillehammer Symposium Managing freshwater recreational fisheries in an era of change Lillehammer, Norway, 15-17 June 2015
Recreational Fisheries Proposals for Lillehammer Symposium
Ana Parma—Plenary Speaker Abstract "Strengthened legal mandates introduced to curb overfishing in several regions, while successful on many accounts, have also forced specific management approaches, restricting the range of acceptable options."
Ana Parma—Plenary Speaker Abstract
David Bella—Plenary Speaker Abstract "Systemic distortions emerge through the behaviors of competent and well-intended people (like you and me), busy at countless tasks within the contexts of organizational systems."
David Bella—Plenary Speaker Abstract
Thierry Oberdorff—Plenary Speaker Abstract "This framework should help us answer questions such as: What should be done to slow the spread of non-native species, and what will be the effects of global changes on maintaining aquatic biodiversity?"
Thierry Oberdorff—Plenary Speaker Abstract
Louis Bernatchez—Plenary Speaker Abstract "To get the most out of public money, it is thus crucial to maintain national funding strategies that will ensure an optimal balance between long-term basic research vs. short-term utilitarian research."
Louis Bernatchez—Plenary Speaker Abstract
AFS in ACTION and a call for proposals SAVE THE DATE! The American Fisheries Society is one of the organizing partners of the National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation. October 23-24, 2014 Washington, DC
AFS in ACTION and a call for proposals
Book Review: Walleye and Sauger A comprehensive source of information on the biology, ecology, management, and culture of walleye and sauger in North America.
Book Review: Walleye and Sauger
New Book! Foundations of Fisheries Science Highlights the classic and critical works associated with fisheries management. 43 full text articles, along with 30 "honorable mention" citations that have helped to mold the discipline of fisheries science.
New Book! Foundations of Fisheries Science
WDAFS Letter Concerning Effects of Intake Dam Project on Recovery of Endangered Pallid Sturgeon We have serious concerns with the Intake Dam project itself, but we also believe that the issues we have identified represent larger and more systemic problems with Endangered Species Act recovery planning. The approach, design and funding structure of this project, if applied to other U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation projects, could very well have negative ramifications to development and implementation of species protection and recovery plan efforts throughout the Western United States, regardless of the species of concern.
WDAFS Letter Concerning Effects of Intake Dam Project on Recovery of Endangered Pallid Sturgeon
The Value-Proposition Challenge of AFS Letter from the Executive Editor Doug Austen begins the discussion: "It is the professional society, AFS in our case, that can and should be a primary source of advice, content, training, mentorship, and leadership development that will help each member grow as a professional. How are we doing with this? What more can be done and how should AFS, at all levels, help meet this critical need?" What are your thoughts? Read more by Doug Austen
The Value-Proposition Challenge of AFS
POLICY: Aquatic Blue Carbon Recent literature shows aquatic environments can sequester greater amounts of carbon than equivalent acres of forests, thereby elevating the importance of blue versus green habitats in the global battle to reduce climate change. Those benefits are especially high for shore-side environs like wetlands and mudflats. Read more by Thomas E. Bigford
POLICY: Aquatic Blue Carbon
Book Review: Telemetry Techniques Provides a road map for using telemetry to study aquatic animals, and provides the basic information needed to plan, implement, and conduct a telemetry study.
Book Review: Telemetry Techniques
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.
Fisheries Degrees—List of North American Colleges and Universities
For Members Only! Governing Board Briefing Books The Governing Board Meeting Books are now up! Executive Editor, Doug Austen says: “It is a real treasure of fun information!”
For Members Only! Governing Board Briefing Books
Québec City 2014! Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the Northeastern Division, the Atlantic International Chapter and the Canadian Aquatic Resources Section of the American Fisheries Society (AFS), cordially invite you to attend the 144th Annual Meeting that will be held in Québec City from 17 to 21 August 2014.
Québec City 2014!
ADVANCING FISHERIES SCIENCE SINCE 1870 The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is the world's oldest and largest organization dedicated to strengthening the fisheries profession, advancing fisheries science, and conserving fisheries resources.
ADVANCING FISHERIES SCIENCE SINCE 1870
JOIN NOW! The incredible diversity of the Society’s membership and the many scientific and professional subdivisions of the field of fisheries science and management that makes membership such a value. AFS was the first society of fisheries professionals, and with a current membership of 9,000, it is the largest such organization. Join now!
JOIN NOW!
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP If you are an AFS member, you have exclusive access to content such as: Fisheries Magazine issues from 2005 – present, videos, such as the business video from our annual meeting, and reports, minutes, and the briefing book of the Governing Board. You can access all of this content at our members only page.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
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