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FISHERIES STORIES OF THE WEEK

AFS hosts Capitol Hill briefings with USFS and USGS

AFS will host two congressional briefings this month - the first with the U.S. Forest Service on research on protecting and restoring aquatic ecosystems (June 10) and the second with the U.S. Geological Survey on assessing climate change impacts on inland fisheries (June 13), based on the special issue of Fisheries coming out in July. 

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Marine and Coastal Fisheries Special Section: Spatial Analysis, Mapping, and Marine Fisheries Management

 As World Oceans Day was observed this week:

Marine and Coastal Fisheries Special Section: Spatial Analysis, Mapping, and Marine Fisheries Management

The papers presented in this special section demonstrate recent developments in modeling and mapping to better support the spatial management of marine fisheries.

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 PUBLICATIONS

Conserving Native Pacific Trout Diversity 

Pacific trout in western North America are strongly valued from ecological, socioeconomic, and cultural views. Despite this, the understanding of their evolutionary histories, overall diversity, and challenges to their conservation is incomplete. 

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AFS NEWS

More highlights from the World Fisheries Congress

With more than four years until the next World Fisheries Congress, AFS officers, past and present, made their mark in impressive ways in front of the more than 1,000 scientists and fishing industry leadership.

Read more.

Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries will be producing a companion special issue to the climate sessions at the 2016 World Fisheries Congress. Submissions are due through the journal’s online submission portal August 15, 2016. Contact Abigail Lynch, Special Issue Lead Guest Editor (ajlynch@usgs.gov), for more information.

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50th Anniversary of Sea Grant

Sea Grant celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The concept of "land grants for the sea" was first proposed by Athelstan Spilhaus during his 1963 keynote address to the American Fisheries Society. His idea caught on quick, and in 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed the National Sea Grant College Program Act. Did you or someone you know attend the 1963 AFS meeting? Do you recall the speech?  If so, please contact Brooke Carney, Communication Specialist with NOAA Sea Grant brooke.carney@noaa.gov or Abigail Archer, Extension Agent with Woods Hole Sea Grant aarcher@barnstablecounty.org.

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KANSAS CITY UPDATE

Continuing Education Courses 

Confirmed instructors and new courses for Bayesian I & II and Bioenergetics. 

Info here: 2016.fisheries.org/continuing-education-workshops

Learn something new and advance your career. Register Now! 

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JOBS AND EVENTS

Events Calendar

See upcoming AFS and other events in our Events Calendar.

Job Hunting?

For the latest JOBS postings, please go to our website at: fisheries.org/employment/jobs. (photo credit: AFS member, Andrew Muir)

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Editors - Martha Wilson, Sarah Harrison, Beth Beard

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