AFS and NOAA will co-host a congressional briefing on October 11th on ecosystem-based fisheries management (EBFM) implementation beyond single species. The EBFM road map is open for comments through October 15th. Read more.
WRDA is a critically important piece of legislation with regards to fish habitat projects, as well as to fish hatcheries and other important infrastructure projects. Its passage in both chambers is a positive step before Congress goes into recess. Read more.
The US Forest Service Story Map celebrating the achievement of more than 1,000 culverts removed or replaced for aquatic organism passage under the Legacy Roads & Trails funding is now live. This accomplishment is part of a larger effort to improve aquatic ecosystem connectivity and local flood resiliency. Read more.
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Topics include: American Eel growth and sex determination, feed effects on pond-cultured freshwater prawns, vaccines for catfish aquaculture, Chesapeake Bay blue crab fishery, and impacts of the GOM Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan. Read the papers here.
Improving quality and better availability of continuous stream temperature data allow natural resource managers, particularly in fisheries, to understand associations between different characteristics of stream thermal regimes and stream fishes. Read more.
Recreational fisheries are empirically tractable examples of social–ecological systems (SESs) that are characterized by complex interactions and feedbacks ranging from local to regional scales. Read more.
The call for authors and technical inputs for the Fourth National Climate Assessment is now open. Author nominations are open until September 30. Technical inputs can be submitted until January 15. Read more.