"Rome Declaration" Launches Ten Steps for Responsible Inland Fisheries at UN FAO 

Inland fisheries around the world – and the people who depend on them for food, livelihoods, and well-being – need international cross-sectoral action to improve the sustainability of freshwater aquatic resources, according to recommendations supported last week at the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) meeting at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome…Read more.

Read the new title co-published by AFS, Michigan State University, and FAO: Freshwater, Fish and the Future



Identifying Alternate Pathways for Climate Change to Impact Inland Recreational Fishers

Identifying Alternate Pathways for Climate Change to Impact Inland Recreational Fishers

Fisheries and human dimensions literature suggests that climate change influences inland recreational fishers in North America through three major pathways.

Read more (free access in July)

Adapting Inland Fisheries Management to a Changing Climate

Adapting Inland Fisheries Management to a Changing Climate

Natural resource decision makers are challenged to adapt management to a changing climate while balancing short-term management goals with long-term changes in aquatic systems.

Read more (free access in July)



Download the New and Improved Meeting App

Schedule your day, find speakers and other attendees, read abstracts, learn about exhibitors, navigate with floor maps, and stay in touch through the social activity feed. This year’s app even works without wi-fi!

Click here to learn how to download the app. 

It's not to late to sign up for Continuing Education Workshops in Kansas City - you can still add them even if you have already registered for the meetingClick here to see the workshops and schedule.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 2016 Annual Meeting - contact Shawn Johnston at 301-897-8616 x230 or sjohnston@fisheries.org for more information.

REMINDER: Online pre-registration for the Annual Meeting ends on July 29!



In Memorium

We regret to report the sudden passing of Thomas P. Simon, Ph.D., 57, of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington on July 16. Simon’s research investigated water pollution and resource management in freshwater systems. He had previously worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Environmental Protection Agency, where he was awarded three Congressional Bronze Medals. Simon authored 16 books and had over 370 professional publications.

Scholarship Webinar for Hutton Students

The NOAA Office of Education will hold an informational webinar for Hutton Scholars and alumni about two scholarships offered for undergraduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, social sciences, or education. Join the webinar on Thursday, August 11, at 3 p.m. by seeing the flyer to sign up.



AFS Historical Archive

A new searchable archive of Governing Board briefing books and Annual Meeting reports going back to 1918 is now available online for AFS members. You must be logged in to view the page.

Billfish Symposium

The abstract submission deadline for the 6th International Billfish Symposium has been extended until August 15 - See the call for papers for more information.

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


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Editors - Martha Wilson, Sarah Harrison, Beth Beard

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