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John Waldman on Why We Need World Fish Migration Day

"Today, the rivers of the world remain fierce battlegrounds between their roles as critical components of natural ecologies and as commodities for human usages."...Read more  

A New Approach to Restoring Healthy Rivers for Migrating Fish

Migratory fish that occur in free flowing rivers prosper because they take advantage of multiple habitats over their life cycles.



Salmon Smolts Find Safety in Numbers 

New study by AFS Members: Nathan Furey, Scott Hinch, Arthur Bass, Collin Middleton, Vanessa Minke-Martin, and Andrew Lotto.

Using telemetry, members found that juvenile salmon were more likely to survive if they traveled together, a strategy known as predator swamping.

Citizen Science Helps Show How Hydropower Practices Impact River Food Webs 

A new study using citizen science links the decline of aquatic insects downstream from dams to the widespread practice of hydropeaking (i.e., increasing river flows during peak electricity usage).



Big Data Reveals Size-Structure Changes in Panfish 

Due to a potent combination of socioeconomic and fishing regulation changes, "panfish" species in Wisconsin have declined in size over the last 70 years. 

See related NAJFM study: Bluegill Can Be Managed More Effectively with Bag Limits!


Re-envisioning State and Tribal Collaboration in Fishery Assessment and Restoration

Building Bridges: Harmonizing State & Tribe Collaborations 

States and Tribes do not always see eye-to-eye on fisheries management because they view fishery resources through two different knowledge systems (western scientific vs. indigenous).



 Register for the Annual Meeting in Kansas City

Register Now!

Bringing your fry to Kansas City?  Contact Jennifer.Campbell@mdc.mo.gov about child care (0-5 years) by May 15!

Vote: AFS Officer Election

Voting ends May 20 at 11:59 PM EST.
Only current members may vote. Check your email for instructions. 

 2016 Candidates: Scott Bonar and Gary Whelan.




May 18, 2016: National Aquaculture Association, North Central Regional Aquaculture Center and United States Aquaculture Society present: Aquaponics: How to Do It Yourself! Click to register. 

May 24, 2016: The Joint Committee on Fisheries Engineering and Science presents: Evaluating Alternatives for Fish Passage & Reintroduction Planning at a Watershed ScaleRSVP to Erin McCombs at fisheriesngineeringscience@gmail.com.



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Editors - Martha Wilson, Sarah Harrison, Beth Beard

Please submit story ideas to: Martha Wilson