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FISHERIES STORIES OF THE WEEK

Kansas City Wrap-Up

The Kansas City Annual Meeting exceeded expectations with 1,309 attendees! We'll have a full recap of the meeting in the next newsletter. In the meantime, check out the photos from the meeting being uploaded on Flickr.

Joe Margraf Becomes President of American Fisheries Society

Joe Margraf Becomes President of American Fisheries Society

Joe Margraf of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, has become the 132nd President of the American Fisheries Society. Margraf recently retired as supervisor of the western Cooperative Research Units of the U.S. Geological Survey. He assumed office on August 24, 2016 at the AFS 146th Annual Meeting in Kansas …

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AFS PUBLICATIONS

New Title:

Fishery Resources Environment and Conservation in the Mississippi and Yangtze (Changjiang) River Basins

The Mississippi and Yangtze (Changjiang) River Basins, the largest basins of North America and Asia, serve as the principal navigational waterways and main water sources, and play important economic, social, cultural, and ecological roles in the two continents. Maintaining healthy and productive fisheries and the integrity of aquatic ecosystems are important for achieving sustainability in both basins. The basins share many taxa, and have experienced some of the same environmental challenges to their fisheries.

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FIRST CALL FOR 2017 PAPERS

147th Annual Meeting in Tampa, August 20-24, 2017

The Florida Chapter invites you to attend the 147th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society in Tampa, Florida, from August 20-24, 2017. Symposia proposals are due January 20.

Click here to visit the new Annual Meeting website at afsannualmeeting.fisheries.org 

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POLICY

Policy Initiatives at Kansas City

In the policy arena, the AFS Governing Board approved two major efforts at its Kansas City meeting – a concise report with fish-related recommendations for the next Presidential administration and a new approach to using our knowledge and expertise to influence science, management, and policy issues. The report for the next administration will be delivered immediately after the election. The new policy program will take shape this fall. 

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AFS NEWS

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JOBS, EVENTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS 

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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