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FISHERIES NEWS

NOAA: U.S. Commercial and Recreational Fisheries Stable as Americans Consume More Fish

2015 was a stable (and sustainable)  year for most U.S. commercial and recreational fisheries. Read more.

 

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Federal Fishery Management Guidelines Revised

The revised federal fishery management guidelines, known as the National Standard 1 guidelines of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, are intended to provide more flexibility and be more effective in ending and preventing overfishing. Read more.

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Federal Employees Can Now Contribute to AFS

Through December 15th, federal employees can make a contribution to AFS via the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the world's largest annual workplace charity campaign. Your donation can be made using #11080 at https://www.opm.gov/combined-federal-campaign/

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Mercer Patriarche Best Paper in the North American Journal of Fisheries Management

Best paper awarded to Pei Huang's "Management Evaluation for the Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Fishery: An Integrated Bioeconomic Approach" Read more.

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PUBLICATIONS

Invasive Species Impacts in the Great Lakes

Predicting the impacts of invasive species is daunting, particularly in large systems threatened by so many of them. Read more. 

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IchthyMaps: A Database of Historical Distributions of Freshwater Fishes of the United States

IchthyMaps: A Database of Historical Distributions of Freshwater Fishes of the United States

We present IchthyMaps, a high-resolution database of historical freshwater fish occurrences throughout the conterminous United States. Read more.

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STAND-OUT SYMPOSIA

Symposium Summary: Effects of Drought on Aquatic Resources, Fisheries Management, and Mitigation Strategies

Summary: Effects of Drought on Aquatic Resources, Fisheries Management, and Mitigation Strategies

Prolonged and intense drought as a result of climate change is becoming a more frequent occurrence in many parts of the world with varying impacts to freshwater and marine fisheries resources. Read more.

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Symposium Summary: What Data Are Needed to Ensure Freshwater Mollusk Conservation into the Future?

Summary: What Data Are Needed to Ensure Freshwater Mollusk Conservation into the Future?

The U.S. has the highest diversity of freshwater gastropods and Unionidae mussels in the world. Bringing together experts from around the country, this symposium helped to elevate the need for U.S. freshwater mollusk conservation. Read more.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Interested in Contributing to AFS Education Programs?

The Continuing Education Committee (CEC) is recruiting members. The members would be reviewing and approving Annual Meeting CE courses. Please contact Chris Millard ( christopher.millard@ferc.gov ) for more information, or to volunteer.

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To Members

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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