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AFS NEWS

Disaster Relief for Louisiana

The AFS Disaster Relief Fund will provide assistance to fisheries professionals in the flooded areas of Louisiana. Click here for ways to contribute.

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Keeping the Fisheries Ecosystems Drumbeat Going on Capitol Hill

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.

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FISHERIES STORIES OF THE WEEK

WRDA Passes in U.S. House & Senate: 18 State Habitats Benefit from $10 Billion Bill

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. 

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USFS Culvert Removal Story Map 

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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AFS PUBLICATIONS

Enjoy Free Access to Award-Winning Papers & a Special Issue

FREE ACCESS until October 31
AFS Journals 2015 Best Paper Award Winners 

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.    

FREE ACCESS until October 15
Special Issue on Education: Preparing Future Fisheries 
Professionals

The issue includes research and insights for students, academics, and professionals in fisheries science. Read the issue here.

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StreamThermal: A Software Package

StreamThermal: A Software Package

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.

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Effect of Behavior in Recreational Fishing Social-Ecological Systems

Effect of Behavior in Recreational Fishing Social-Ecological Systems

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.

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JOBS, AWARDS, ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Be a Part of the Next National Climate Assessment!

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.

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October Deadline for NOAA SAB

October 17 is the deadline to solicit nominations for members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB). For details on how to submit applications, please refer to the Federal Register notice.

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Are you ready for 2017 membership renewal season? Remember that this is a great opportunity for you to add Sections or subscriptions to your existing invoice.

Just check-mark any item you wish to add and then click “update cart." To renew, just log into your AFS account. 

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Events Calendar

See upcoming AFS and other events in our Events Calendar.

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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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Editors - Martha Wilson, Sarah Harrison, Beth Beard

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