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Monthly Archives: December 2016

News Bites – December 2016

The arapaima family tree is expanding "'Catch' the holiday spirit" Not all leatherback turtles travel afar "Caviar, climate change and a Great Lakes fish" Osprey models, GoPros and sunfish "These Fish Evolved to Live in Extremely Toxic Water" New fish species named after President Barack Obama "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of the intertidal zone" Gila topminnows... Read More

HIGHLIGHTS OF FISHERIES MAGAZINE – DECEMBER 2016

President's Column How Did I Get Here? Policy Column Incorporating Habitat into Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management Strategies Student Column The End Parenthesis: How a Fisheries Student Tackled Programming Out in the Field Amber Waves of ... Algae? FEATURES Why It Is Time to Put PHABSIM Out to Pasture Examining One State’s Regulation Development Process to Manage Alien Crayfish Introductions Pacific Salmon Prespawn Mortality: Patterns,... Read More

Environmental DNA Effectively Monitors Aquatic Species Populations

Environmental DNA (eDNA), the nuclear or mitochondrial DNA shed from an organism into its environment, is a rapidly evolving tool for monitoring the distribution of aquatic species. A new study published in Transactions of the American Fisheries Society discusses the ability of eDNA to accurately predict the presence, relative abundance, and biomass of wild Brook... Read More

International Fisheries Section Fellow Award Applications Open

2017 AFS International Fisheries Section Fellow Award Applications due March 6th, 2017 Attention Students and Young Professionals: The International Fisheries Section (IFS) of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) is excited to announce the 2017 International Fisheries Section Fellow Award. The Fellow will represent the International Fisheries Section of the American Fisheries Society by presenting a... Read More

Invasive Species Executive Order

On December 5th, President Obama continued to build on his legacy to protect our aquatic resources by issuing an Executive Order. The recently issued Executive Order – Safeguarding the Nation from the Impacts of Invasive Species, takes aim at existing policy given the fact that invasive species costs the U.S. billions of dollars in negative... Read More