AFS Publishes Action Items for New U.S. Administration on the Future of the Nation's Fisheries and Aquatic Resources

AFS released its publication, Future of the Nation's Fisheries and Aquatic Resources: The Challenges We Face in 2017 and Beyond, offering short and long-term solutions for protecting American aquatic habitats. Read more.

President Obama Issues Invasive Species Executive Order

This week President Obama issued an Executive Order safeguarding the country from invasive species and their impacts. Our Policy team weighs in. Read more.


End-of-Year Book Sale

From now until January 9, 2017, take advantage of our End-of-Year Book Sale and save on selected titles. AFS is offering over 100 publications at reduced prices. Complete your science library at dramatically reduced prices. All sale publications are priced from $5.00 to $20.00.  No refunds or returns on this special offer. These sale books available through our online bookstore only, and sale applies to printed books only, not PDF downloads.  Click here for a list of sale books.



Efficacy of Environmental DNA to Detect and Quantify Brook Trout Populations in Headwater Streams of the Adirondack Mountains

Environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis is rapidly evolving as a tool for monitoring the distributions of aquatic species. Detection of species’ populations in streams may be challenging because the persistence time for intact DNA fragments is unknown and because eDNA is diluted and dispersed by dynamic hydrological processes. Read more.

Symposium Summary: Inland Drivers of Coastal Hypoxia

Symposium Spotlight: Inland Drivers of Coastal Hypoxia

This was a symposium jointly sponsored by the Fish Habitat, Marine Fisheries, and Estuaries Sections that explored how inland land use decisions relate to hypoxia in coastal areas. Read more.



Western Division and Montana Chapter Annual Meeting

Western Division and Montana Chapter Annual Meeting

Welcome to Big Sky Country! The Montana Chapter is proud to welcome you as we host the 2017 Western Division Meeting.  Read more.

Western Division AFS Small Project Grants

The Western Division currently has project funding available for Division Chapters, Subunits, and other fisheries-related groups. For more on the application period: Read more.

Wild Trout Symposium XII: Call for Abstracts

AFS-Sponsored Wild Trout Symposium XII: Call for Abstracts

The Wild Trout Symposium XII: Science, politics, and wild trout management: Who’s driving and where are we going? For complete abstract preparation guidelines and online submission forms (deadline March 1, 2017): Read more.


Taylor & Francis Upgrades Article Alerts

In order to sign up for article alerts at Taylor & Francis Online, you can go to any journal page and select the button below the search bar that says “new content alerts.” [See photo.] Once you click that button, it will take you to this URL to manage daily, weekly, and monthly alerts.


Thank you, Donors!

We’d like to give special thanks to the donors who helped us raise close to $2,000 in our first participation in "Giving Tuesday." These contributions make an immediate impact in advancing the mission of AFS. While Giving Tuesday has passed, those who are looking to make a donation before end of the year can do so quickly and conveniently online here. We thank you for your continued support.


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


Keep up with latest news, get involved, and build your fisheries career -

Join AFS today!

Editors - Martha Wilson, Sarah Harrison, Beth Beard

Please submit story ideas to: Martha Wilson

Subscribe to the Newsletter