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IMPORTANT AFS NEWS

Scott Bonar Elected AFS Second Vice President

Scott Bonar, PhD, has spent his entire life working in aquatic research, management, education and recreation. Currently an Associate Professor of Natural Resources at the University of Arizona and Unit Leader of the USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Bonar has authored over 100 publications and supervised more than 150 employees on a wide variety of fish and fisheries issues....Read more.

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Climate Science Center Review Team Member Solicitation

 AFS and the Human Dimensions Research Unit of Cornell University have been engaged by the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) to conduct 5-year reviews of the eight DOI Climate Science Centers (CSC).  Information on the NCCWSC and CSCs can be found at nccwsc.usgs.gov.  Potential members are being solicited for two teams to conduct reviews for the North Central and Southwest CSCs.

• North Central CSC (Fort Collins, Co) - January 31 - February 3, 2017

• Southwest CSC (Tucson, AZ) – February 14-17, 2017

All expenses for travel, lodging, meals and any additional travel-related expenses will be covered for the review members...Read more.

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FISHERIES STORIES OF THE WEEK

Widespread Mercury Contamination Across Western North America

New USGS report finds mercury contamination in air, soil, sediment, plants, fish, and wildlife at various levels across western North America...Read more. 

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U.S. Presidential Candidates Answer Science Debate Questions

Three of the four major candidates for U.S. president have responded to America's Top 20 questions on Science, Engineering, Technology, Health, and the Environment, posed in August by a blue-ribbon coalition of 56 leading U.S. nonpartisan organizations, including AFS. [See Question 18.]...Read more.

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AFS PUBLICATIONS

September Issue of Fisheries is Out

The latest issue of Fisheries Magazine features Lower Mekong River Artisanal Fisheries, Transboundary Fisheries Science, StreamThermal Software, and the Effect of Behavior in Recreational Social-Ecological Systems.

Artisanal Fisheries in the Lower Mekong River: A Student’s Ventures into Fisheries Science

Artisanal Fisheries in the Lower Mekong River: A Student’s Ventures into Fisheries Science

Using skill sets, disciplines, and professional insights recently acquired during a marathon three-week undergraduate fisheries science course at Can Tho University (Vietnam) as my platform, I planned and conducted a survey of fishers in the lower Mekong River...Read more.

Transboundary Fisheries Science: Meeting the Challenges of Inland Fisheries Management in the 21st Century

Transboundary Fisheries Science: Meeting the Challenges of Inland Fisheries Management in the 21st Century

Managing inland fisheries in the 21st century presents several obstacles, including the need to view fisheries from multiple spatial and temporal scales, which usually involves populations and resources spanning sociopolitical boundaries...Read more.

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MEETINGS 

First Call for 2017 Papers at the AFS Annual Meeting in Tampa

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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77th Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference

77th Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference

The 77th Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference will be held February 5 - 8, 2017 at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, Nebraska. This annual event will attract over 800 biologists and students from state, federal, and tribal natural resources agencies from the Midwest, Great Plains, Rocky Mountains and Canadian provinces. Highlights include: over 400 technical presentations, poster displays, …Read more.

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JOBS, AWARDS, ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Events Calendar

See upcoming AFS and other events in our Events Calendar.

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AFS 2016 Fellows Named

At the American Fisheries Society (AFS) 146th Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Mo., AFS President Ron Essig recognized eight fisheries professionals named as AFS Fellows in 2016. AFS designates as Fellows of the Society certain members who have made outstanding or meritorious contributions …Read more.

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Website Feedback

Notice anything new about the AFS website?  We certainly hope so!  AFS rolled out its new website this year and would like to hear your opinion.  Please complete the website feedback survey today at http://fisheries.org/website-membership-survey/

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Job Hunting

For the latest JOBS postings, please go to our website at: fisheries.org/employment/jobs

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