Annual Report 2011-2012

Preparing for the Challenges Ahead – 2012 ANNUAL REPORT

Introduction

Mission
The mission of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) is to advance sound science, promote professional development, and disseminate science-based fisheries information for the global protection, conservation, and sustainability of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems. The Society adopted a Strategic Plan for 2010–2014 with three overarching goals: (1) Global Fisheries Leadership—the AFS will be a global leader providing information and technical resources for the sustainability and conservation of fisheries resources; (2) Education/ Continuing Education—the AFS will facilitate lifelong learning through world-class educational resources at all academic levels and provide training for practicing professionals in all branches of fisheries and aquatic sciences; and (3) Value of Membership—the AFS will serve its members and fisheries, aquaculture, and aquatic science constituencies to fulfill the mission of the Society. The members of the AFS are drawn together by a common interest in pursuing this mission and the goals of the Society. Our challenge is how to carry out the mission in an ever-changing world.

THEME FOR THE YEAR
The theme for the 2012–2013 year and the 2013 annual meeting in Little Rock is “Preparing for the Challenges Ahead.” Conservation laws, technology, and the questions being asked of fisheries professionals are changing rapidly, as well as the nature of the fisheries discipline itself. In the past 20 years, we have witnessed increased accountability requirements for those managing our fisheries resources, not only in the United States but globally, putting more responsibility on the shoulders of fisheries professionals. We have seen the Internet and associated social media become a mainstay in communications among fisheries professionals and for keeping us in touch with decision makers and the public in general. We have seen computational power and associated data storage requirements increase by orders of magnitude, along with the development and use of sensors to measure the environment and its biota. Today’s students (and many of today’s faculty) were not yet born when our astronauts walked on the moon, when we used transistors in our radios, and spun 45s on our record players. What’s in store for fisheries professionals the next 20 years? Will we be able to adapt to changes in everything affecting our lives and livelihoods? Will we be adequately prepared to do so?

ANNUAL MEETING
The 2013 annual meeting will be held September 8–12 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Building on the theme for the year, the meeting will address the various facets of preparing for the challenges ahead. In the opening plenary session, Pamela Mace, Principal Adviser for Fisheries Science in the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, will present some plausible future scenarios to illustrate the potential state of marine fisheries. Dr. Mace will provide supporting arguments for the proposition that, if the world’s fisheries are to continue to provide food and livelihoods without compromising biodiversity conservation and other services, a concerted effort will be required to formulate, and develop the means to implement, a common vision that balances utilization and sustainability. The second plenary speaker, Kelly Millenbah, Associate Dean and Director for Academic and Student Affairs in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University, will be characterizing fishery scientists of the future. She will touch on the importance of understanding the characteristics of the next generation of natural resource leaders (Millenials and NextGens) and the individuals with whom they will interact in pursuit of conservation, which is key to ensuring that they can meet the challenges of a new era in resources management.

WORLD COUNCIL OF FISHERIES SOCIETIES
The AFS continues to be an active member of the World Council of Fisheries Societies and participated in the 6th World Fisheries Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2012. The AFS Executive Director serves as the Executive Secretary of the World Council, and an AFS member, Doug Beard, is its cur- rent president. At the Congress, the AFS organized a session on natural and anthropogenic catastrophic events, their effects on fisheries and aquatic systems, and the management of such events. Officers of the AFS represented the Society at the annual meetings of the Japanese Society of Fisheries Science (JSFS) and the Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI). Officers from those societies, as well as the Korean Society of Fisheries and Aquatic Science (KOFAS), will be attending our upcoming 2013 annual meeting in Little Rock. Additionally, formal memoranda of understanding have been signed with the FSBI and KOFAS, and one is also being developed with the JSFS, that foster exchange of ideas, resources, and people between them and the AFS.

SPECIAL PROJECTS
Three special projects were initiated during the 2012–2013 year: (1) alternative models for AFS governance; (2) assessment of educational requirements; and (3) use of social media.

AFS Governance
With over 30 people now serving on the AFS Governing Board and scores of AFS committees, it is an appropriate time to review the governance of AFS and determine whether it can be structured in a more efficient manner, especially in light of the growing use of Internet-based communications and virtual meeting technology. A special committee, chaired by Immediate Past President Bill Fisher, will be presenting several alternative governance models for the Governing Board to consider during its annual retreat at the meeting in Little Rock.

Educational Requirements
As a professional society, the AFS has a role to play in ensuring that people entering the future workforce will be prepared to tackle the issues that fisheries professionals will then be facing. In keeping with the annual theme “Preparing for the Challenges Ahead,” a special committee chaired by AFS 2nd Vice President Ron Essig will undertake several tasks over the coming years. First, the committee will assemble a list of North American colleges and universities currently offering under- graduate and graduate degrees in fisheries-related disciplines (e.g., fisheries science, fisheries biology, fisheries ecology, fisheries management, fisheries policy, and fisheries economics) and publish the list on the AFS website. Second, the committee will oversee a survey of major employers that will be hiring graduates with degrees in fisheries-related disciplines in the next 5–10 years to determine what coursework those graduates will be expected to have taken that would be most germane to the positions being filled. The survey results and an evaluation of their implications will be published in Fisheries. Third, when the list and survey are completed, the committee will compare the coursework expectations of the employers with the current coursework requirements of a selected subset of colleges and universities offering fisheries degrees. If the comparison indicates a misalignment, the committee will recommend ways in which an alignment can be made, which could range from giving simple advice to the colleges and universities to instituting an accreditation program administered by the AFS (or something in between).

Use of Social Media
Within the AFS, there are several fisheries scientists and students who are active players in the social media arena and who directly see the benefits of its use both on the professional level and at the organizational level. To stay relevant among its members, as well as within the fisheries science community, the AFS should review how it is currently using social media and how the media can be further used to meet the society’s goals. To this end, a third special committee, chaired by Julie Claussen, is developing recommendations for review by the AFS Governing Board on use of social media for internal communications among AFS subunits, as well as externally communicating scientific information developed by AFS members.

Climate Change
During the 2012–2013 year, the AFS was involved in encouraging the U.S. Government to take a more active approach to addressing the impacts of climate change on the world’s fisheries resources. The Society delivered its climate change policy in a letter to President Obama and encouraged him to take several immediate actions to understand and mitigate climate change effects and offered the assistance of the AFS in doing so. With the help of the External Affairs Committee and the Potomac Chapter, the AFS also sponsored a special briefing for Congressional staffers on the impacts of climate change on our marine and freshwater fisheries, as well as the communities and cultures that rely of them.

MEMBERSHIP

The AFS is the oldest and largest professional society for fisheries professionals. We continue to have a vibrant Society with a stable membership of about 9,000 people, representing a wide range of scientific and managerial disciplines organized into four regional divisions, 48 chapters, 55 student subunits, and 22 sections. Membership by students and young professionals is increasing, indicating sound recruitment into our ranks and the potential for growth into the future.

We are a fiscally sound Society that has weathered the eco- nomic recession. There is substantial promise for the future as we continue to pursue the mission of the Society.

John Boreman
President

Gus Rassam
Executive Director

INTRODUCING THE NEW CHIEF SCIENCE EDITOR This year Fisheries brought on Jeff Schaeffer to become chief science editor. Jeff is a research fishery biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey (Ann Arbor, MI). He has a B.S. in Fisheries Management, an M.S. in Zoology, and a Ph.D. in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan. Jeff has successfully established a mechanism to ensure and maintain the scientific integrity of the magazine. With his broad background in fisheries science, he has strengthened the review process, study- ing submissions for suitability, content, and potential member interest, and carefully screens and vets potentially controversial content prior to publication. Jeff is now responsible for maintaining communication for all editorial disputes, rejected articles, comments, and responses. He has not only added sound science to the editorial process but has offered good guidance and suggestions to the managing editor. Together, they collaborate to publish a magazine with a beautiful dual nature as both a high-impact peer-reviewed journal for timely topics and as a voice for members to share ideas and accomplishments. While working to keep these traditions, they continue try to embrace a modern look.

POLICY HIGHLIGHTS
In 2013, the American Fisheries Society (AFS):

•    Sent a letter to President Obama urging him on behalf of the Society to “set our nation’s course for the next four years … and support science, address the realities of global warming, and further expand efforts to move a clean energy economy forward in the United States.”
•    Sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar expressing support for the recent conservation and rehabilitation proposal for the ecosystem rehabilitation, including dam removal, for the Klamath River Basin.
•    Signed a joint letter (along with The Nature Conservancy, The Wildlife Society, the National Wildlife Federation, Trout Unlimited, and other important societies and associations) to President Obama urging swift action to restore the Clean Water Act protections for wetlands, lakes, and streams.
•    Signed a joint letter of support (along with the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies, the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, the National Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy, The Wildlife Society, and other important societies and associations) for the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program.
•    Met in D.C., and, along with the Potomac Chapter, hosted the invigorating and very important congressional briefing: Climate Change and Fisheries.
•    Had the membership vote to adopt another AFS Policy Statement on Lead in Sport Fishing Tackle at the end of 2012.
•    Updated existing polices on topics such as surface mining, bycatch reduction devices, and commercial aquaculture via the Resource Policy Committee.
•    Established an ad hoc committee, Hatcheries and Management of Aquatic Resources, to reengage the AFS in addressing current issues related to hatcheries and their roles in aquatic resource management.
•    Was honored when Discovery World and the U.S. Forest Service partnered to mentor a Hutton junior fish biologist.

MAGAZINE HIGHLIGHTS
In 2013, Fisheries magazine:

•    Introduced members to the theme of social media, address- ing how it is used along with spotlighting members who use it.
•    Joined other AFS publications in updating rules on the spell- ing of common names of fish (and we encourage our members to use the complimentary fish name spell-checker found at fisheries.org/fishnames).
•    Introduced the first in a series of themed issues, beginning with the May 2013 Sturgeon issue.
•    Published one of the first “fracking” articles by a fisheries scientist, Maya Weltman-Fahs, with her manuscript entitled: “Hydraulic Fracturing and Brook Trout Habitat in the Marcellus Shale Region: Potential Impacts and Research Needs” (Maya Weltman-Fahs and Jason M. Taylor. Fisheries Vol. 38, Iss. 1, 2013).
•    Began to focus Spotlight articles on (1) our newest members and (2) our celebrity members (although all of our members are celebrities to us), starting with Rick Hansen, best known for his “Man in Motion” World Tour.

 BRAVO TWIN CITIES—HOWDY LITTLE ROCK!

Kudos to the Minnesota Chapter of the AFS who, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, set up local arrangements for the AFS 142nd Annual Meeting, held in the Twin Cities last August. Over 1,550 members from 19 different countries attended the meeting that focused on Fisheries Networks: Building Ecological, Social and Professional Relationships. Plenary speakers included Dr. Villy Christensen, Professor at the UBC Fisheries Centre, who gave a lecture on “Ecological Networks—From Who Did It to Future Food Webs;” Dr. Barbara A. Knuth (Past President of the AFS), who focused her lecture on “Expanding the Reach of Fisheries Sci- ence and Management through Strategic Social Networking;” and Dr. William W. Taylor (also a Past President of the AFS), who gave his talk on “Fisheries Sustainability: The Science and Art of Coupling Human and Natural Systems.” We look forward to our next meeting, to be held this September in Little Rock, Arkansas, where papers and symposium will be presented and a great, southern time is expected to be had by all (afs2013.com).

The beginning of this year was a turning point for Fisher- ies and the AFS. The month will bring another transition when a new AFS president (Bob Hughes), a new executive director (Doug Austen), and several new members of the Publications Overview Committee come on board. We hope to bring as many people as possible together in Little Rock to begin a focused discussion of the future of Fisheries—what is going well and what we can do better to present our Society to the world.

AFS MAGAZINE: FISHERIES

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) membership journal, Fisher- ies, offers up-to-date information on fisheries science, management, and research, as well as AFS and professional activities. Fisheries features peer- reviewed scientific articles, analysis of national and international policy, chapter news, job listings, interviews with prominent professionals (as well as new members), archived content dating back to the beginning of the AFS, and more. Fisheries gives AFS members the professional edge in their ca- reers as researchers, regulators, and managers of local, national, and world fisheries. Fisheries is available to members online at www.fisheries.org.

 AFS JOURNALS

•    TRANSACTIONS  OF  THE AMERICAN  FISHERIES  SOCIETY, bimonthly, Volume 142

•    NORTH AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AQUACULTURE, quarterly, Volume 75

•    NORTH AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FISHERIES MANAGEMENT, bimonthly, Volume 33

•    JOURNAL OF AQUATIC ANIMAL HEALTH, quarterly, Volume 25

(Journals are also available to subscribing members online at afsjournals.org)

•    MARINE AND COASTAL FISHERIES: DYNAMICS, MANAGE- MENT, AND ECOSYSTEM SCIENCE, yearly, Volume 5. Online only, open access

The Fisheries InfoBase now includes all AFS journals back to

1872, including the complete contents of all issues of Fisheries.

AFS BOOKS: RECENT BOOK TITLES

Our new online bookstore at www.fisheries.org/shop now offers digital downloads of many books or just their individual chapters.

•    Biology and Management of Inland Striped Bass and Hybrid Striped Bass

•    Common and Scientific Names of Fishes from the United States, Canada, and Mexico, Seventh Edition

•    Native Fishes of Idaho

•    Suggested Procedures for the Detection and Identification of Certain  Finfish and Shellfish Pathogens, Blue Book 2012 Edition

•    Fisheries Techniques, Third Edition

•    Small Impoundment Management in North America

•    Advancing an Ecosystem Approach in the Gulf of Maine

•    Telemetry Techniques: A User’s Guide for Fisheries Research

•    Guide to the Marine Fishes of the Gulf of California

 

SOCIETY AWARDS

Congratulations to the 2012 American Fisheries Society (AFS) Award Recipients, who were announced during the AFS Annual Meeting in Saint Paul, Minnesota, this past August. They were honored for their contributions to the AFS, to their profession, and to resource conserva- tion.

AWARD OF EXCELLENCEDavid L. G. Noakes, Professor, Oregon State University
PRESIDENT’S FISHERY CONSERVATION AWARDNon-Member Category—Turner Enterprise’s Biodiversity Division and the Turner Endangered Species Fund
WILLIAM E. RICKER RESOURCE CONSERVATION AWARD:  
John (Jack) Halle, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, retired
CARL R. SULLIVAN FISHERY CONSERVATION AWARD:  The Alaska Salmon Program, University of Washington
MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD:  Patricia M. Mazik, West Virginia University, Fish & Wildlife Cooperative Unit
THE EMMELINE MOORE PRIZEHiram W. Li, Oregon State University, retired
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD:  Andrew Loftus, principal, Andrew Loftus Consulting
HONORARY MEMBERSHIP: Robert G. Piper, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, retired
OUTSTANDING CHAPTER AWARD:  Washington–British Columbia Chapter
OUTSTANDING STUDENT SUBUNIT AWARD: North Carolina State University, Student Fisheries Society
EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC OUTREACH AWARD: Jimmy Barnett, Arkansas Fish and Game Department
GOLDEN MEMBERSHIP AWARDS: THE CLASS OF 1963:
Charles Anderson
James Avault
David Borgeson
Michael Dell
Joe Dillard
Arlo Fast
Russell Fieldhouse
Stephen Flickinger
James Fribourgh
Richard Gennings
John Gissberg
Ronald Goede
Don Helms Ralph
Hinton Edward Holmes
Charles Larsen
Gary Mensinger
Bruce Miller
John Nickum
Anthony Novotny
Garland Pardue
Richard Parker
Edwin Pister
Gilbert Radonski
Martin Roessler
Bill Simco
Bruce Wing
Kenneth Witty
Richard Wydoski
Timothy Zeigler

EXCELLENCE IN FISHERIES EDUCATION: Trent Sutton, professor, University of Alaska

SKINNER AWARD—Recipients:
Matthew Altenritter, The University of Maine
Chelsey Campbell, University of Florida
Jason Doll, Ball State University
Clifford Hutt, Mississippi State University
Mark Kaemingk, South Dakota State University
Stephen Klobucar, Utah State University
Jacob Krause, South Dakota State University
Michael Lowe, University of Southern Mississippi
Landon Pierce, University of Missouri
Shannon White, Virginia Polytechnic and State University
Honorable Mentions:
Courtnay Janiak,
Delaware State University
Eric Meriam, West Virginia University
Brandon Peoples, Virginia Polytechnic and State University
Jessica Reilly, University of Alberta
Kristopher Stahr, South Dakota State University

J. FRANCES ALLEN SCHOLARSHIP
Winner: Brooke Penaluna, Oregon State University
Runner-up: Erin Markin, University of Maryland

STEVEN BERKELEY MARINE CONSERVATION FELLOWSHIP
Winner: Tony Spitzack,
Washington State University
Honorable Mention: Caitlin Cleaver, Island Institute and Geoffrey H. Smith, University of Florida

STUDENT WRITING CONTEST
Co-Winners: Patrick Cooney,
North Carolina State University, “Climbing the Slippery Slope,”
and
Brandon Peoples, Virginia Tech Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, “Focus on the Positive: How One Little Fish Helps to Sustain Aquatic Biodiversity”
and
Runner-up: Mikaela Provost, Rutgers University, “Sex Change in Fish: Unique Problems for Fishery Managers”

2011 BEST PAPER AWARDS

MERCER PATRIARCHE AWARD FOR THE BEST PAPER IN THE NORTH AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FISHERIES MANAGEMENT
Michael J. Hansen, Andrew H. Fayram, and Steven P. Newman

Natural mortality in relation to age and fishing mortality on walleyes in Escanaba Lake, Wisconsin, during 1956–2009. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 31(3):506–514.

ROBERT L. KENDALL BEST PAPER IN TRANSACTIONS OF THE AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY
S.T. Lindley et al.

Electronic tagging of Green Sturgeon reveals population structure and movement among estuaries.
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 1:109–122.

BEST PAPER IN THE JOURNAL OF AQUATIC ANIMAL HEALTH
Maureen K. Purcell, Rodman G. Getchell, Carol A. McClure, and KyleA. Garver

Quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for detection of aquatic animal pathogens in a diagnostic laboratory setting. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 23(3):148–161.

BEST PAPER IN THE NORTH AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AQUACULTURE
Jesse Trushenski, J. Rosenquist, and B. Gause

Growth performance, tissue fatty acid composition, and consumer appeal of Rainbow Trout reared on feeds containing terrestrially derived rendered fats. North American Journal of Aquaculture 468–478.

SECTION AWARDS
The following AFS Sections announced award recipients at the Annual Meeting in Saint Paul, Minnesota:

CANADIAN AQUATIC RESOURCES SECTION Peter A. Larkin Award:
Ph.D. level—Lee Gutowsky, Carleton University
M.Sc. level—Stephanie Avery-Gomm, University of British Columbia

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES SECTION Native People’s Travel Award recipient: William Bernier

EDUCATION SECTION

AFS Best Student Poster Award—2011 Annual Meeting Winner: Gerard Carmona-Catot, University of California–Davis
Honorable Mentions: Hillary A. Meyer, South Dakota State University and Joshua W. Morse, Oberlin College.

AFS/SEA Grant Best Student Paper—2011 Annual Meeting
Winner: Michael R. Lowe, University of Southern Mississippi
Honorable Mentions: Anthony R. Sindt, Iowa State University and Jonathan D. Carey, University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth

Young Professional Achievement Award: Justin VanDeHey

ESTUARIES SECTION
Distinguished Service Award: Thomas Bigford
Student Travel Award: Michelle Walsh, University of New Hampshire
Augustin Engman, North Carolina State University
Michael Lowe, University of Southern Mississippi

FISHERIES AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECTION
Best Student Poster Award: Matthew DeAngelo,
St. Louis University

FISH CULTURE SECTION
Student Travel Award for Aquaculture America 2012:
Carlin Fenn, Southern Illinois University (Joint FCS–U.S. Aquaculture
Society Best Abstract Award)
Blake Hauptman, Montana State University (Best Abstract)
Daniel Russo, University of North Carolina Wilmington (Best Abstract)
Student Travel Award for AFS 2012:
Brian Gause, Southern Illinois University (Best Abstract) John Bowzer, Southern Illinois University (Best Abstract)

FISH HEALTH SECTION Snieszko Student Travel Award:
Kamalakar Chatla,
Mississippi State University
Jingun Lu, Mississippi State University Robert (Adam) Ray, Oregon State University Neeti Daha, Mississippi State University
Scott Jones, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
First Place Student Paper Award: Nicholas Phelps, St. Paul, MN
Second Place Student Paper Award: Amy Long, University of Idaho

FISHERIES ADMINISTRATION SECTION
2012 Standing Sport Fish Restoration:

Sport Fishery Development and Management Category: Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Project: Fishing Impoundments and Stream Habitats (FISH)
Research and Surveys Category: Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Project: “Tag-You’re-It”
Aquatic Education Category: Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Project: Urban Fishing Program Development and Case Study–Fish Iowa!

FISHERIES MANAGEMENT SECTION Award of Excellence: Dr. David Welch

Conservation Achievement Award: Muskies Canada Inc. and Muskies Inc.
Hall of Excellence: Phil Bettoli

GENETICS SECTION
James E. Wright Award: Joy Young
Stevan Phelps Memorial Award: Jeffrey F. Bromaghin, Danielle F. Even- son, Thomas H. McLain, and Blair G. Flannery
for their paper “Using a Genetic Mixture Model to Study Phenotypic Traits: Differential Fecundity among Yukon River Chinook Salmon, Transactions of the American Fisher- ies Society,” Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140:235–249.

MARINE FISHERIES SECTION
Steven Berkeley Marine Conservation Fellowship: Tony Spitzack,
Washington State University
Honorable Mention: Caitlin Cleaver, University of Maine and Geoffrey
Smith, University of Florida
Oscar E. Sette award: Andre E. Punt
Student Travel award: Chelsey Campbell
(University of Florida), Iris Kemp (University of Washington), Kostantine Rountos (SUNY–Stony Brook)

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS 2012
American Sport Fishing Association
Electric Power Research Institute
Northwest Marine Tech, Inc.

OFFICIAL MEMBERS 2012
Alabama Department of Conservation
Alaska Department of Fish & Game Arizona Game and Fish Department Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Atlantic States Marine Fisheries
Commission
Colorado Division of Wildlife
Connecticut Department of Environmental
Protection
Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife
Department of Environmental Manage- ment/Fish & Wildlife
Department of Marine Resources
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation
Commission
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Wildlife Resources Division
Grand River Dam Authority
Great Lakes Fishery Commission
Idaho Fish & Game Department
Iowa Department of Natural Resources Kansas Department of Wildlife/Parks Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fish-
eries
Maine Department of Inland Fish & Wild- life
Maryland Department of Natural
Resources/Fisheries
Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
Michigan Department of Natural
Resources
Minnesota Department of Natural
Resources
Mississippi Department of Marine
Resources
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fish,
& Parks
Missouri Department of Conservation Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, & Parks National Marine Fisheries Service,
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Office of the Assistant Administrator
Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
New Jersey Department of Environmental
Protection
New Mexico Game & Fish, Department of
Fish Management
North Carolina Wildlife Resources
Commission
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife
Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
State of Rhode Island
Tennessee Valley Authority
Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency Texas Parks & Wildlife Department U.S. Bureau of Land Management U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Utah Department of Natural Resources/ Division of Wildlife Resources
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
West Virginia Department of Natural
Resources
Wisconsin Department of Natural
Resources, Attn: Director
Wyoming Game & Fish Department

SUSTAINING MEMBERS 2012
Abernathy Fish Technology Center
Advanced Technical Aquatic Control
LLC
Advanced Telemetry Systems Inc. AIS Inc.
Alaskan Observers Inc. Alpha Mach Inc.
Amirix Systems, Inc. (VEMCO) Analytical Environmental Services Aquatic Eco-Systems, Inc.
Aquatic Ecology Lab/OSU Arizona Coop Fish & Wildlife Re-
search Unit Armstrong-KETA Inc. Bell Aquaculture BioSonics
Christine Thomas
CNMI Division of Fish & Wildlife
Colville Tribes Fish and Wildlife De- partment.
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla
Indian Reservation
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
Reservation
Douglas Island Pink & Chum Environmental Defense Fund Fishbio Environmental
Fisheries Division of the University of
Alaska–Fairbanks
Fishways Global, LLC
Floy Tag & Manufacturing Co. Gomez and Sullivan Engineers PC Gulf Coast Research Lab
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management
Hallprint Pty Ltd.
Halltech Aquatic Research Inc. Henry’s Fork Foundation Hoopa Valley Tribal Fisheries
Hydroacoustic Technology, Inc. IAP World Services
Illinois Natural History Survey
Intake Screens, Inc. JF New & Associates Karuk Tribe of California
Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association
Kootenai Tribe of Idaho
LOLIGO Systems
Marel
Michigan State University Miller Net Company, Inc. Mississippi Alabama Sea Grant Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service
Native Village of Eyak
Nevada Department of Wildlife
New England Fishery Management
Council
Normandeau Associates Inc. Northeast Consortium
Northern Southeast Regional Aquacul- ture Association
Ocean Associates, Inc. Ohio State University
Ohio State University, Hatfield Marine
Science Center Okanagan Nation Alliance Oregon RFID
Oregon State University
Pacific States Marine Fish Commission
Prentiss Incorporated LLC
Prince William Sound Aquaculture
Corporation
Pyramid Lake Fisheries
Quantech Inc. Smith-Root Inc.
Solitude Lake Management SP Cramer & Associates Squaxin Island Tribe Streamside Technology Tanana Chiefs Conference Terraqua Inc.
Trinity River Restoration Program
Trout Unlimited
University of Arkansas–Pine Bluff University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery
Board
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Versar Incorporated
West Virginia University Wild Salmon Center Wildlife International Ltd. Yakama Indian Nation
Yurok Tribal Fisheries Program

DONORS AND AFS OFFICERS
PATRONS
$2,000–$9,999
INDIVIDUALS
Lochie Allen

CONTRIBUTORS
$1,000–$1,999
INDIVIDUALS
Charles Coutant
Richard Gregory

SUPPORTERS
$500–$999
INDIVIDUALS
James (Ken) Hodges
Edward Houde
Charles Scalet

SPONSORS
$100–$499
INDIVIDUALS
Linda Bireley
Jeffrey Buckel
Elaine Caldarone
James Clugston
Laurence Connor
David Coughlan
Ronald Eisler
Randy Eshenroder
Kurt Fausch
Carlos Fetterolf
William Franzin
Ann Gannam
Charles Gowan
Fred Harris
Bret Harvey
Anne Kapuscinski
Barbara Knuth
Christine Kondzela
Robert Lea
Wayne Lifton
Karin Limburg
John Majnarich
Michael Marcus
Stanley Moberly
Christine Moffitt
Robert Muller
Robert O’Gorman
Scott Reger
Richard Ridenhour
Thomas Ruehle
Norma Sands
Mark Scheuerell
Robin Schrock
Jeff Short
Camm Swift
William Tonn
Ronald Yoshiyama

FRIENDS
$25–$99
INDIVIDUALS
James Addis
Ira Adelman
Douglas Anderson
Jerri Bartholomew
David Bennett
David Bernard
Chris Bowser
Stephen Brown
Joseph Buttner
Gilbert Chambers
Gary Chapman
David Coahran
Wayne Daley
Melissa Dragan
Douglas Duncan
Michael Duval
Diane Elliott
Ronald Essig
Marlene Evans
Matthew Fairchild
John Farrell
Eric Fetherman
Anthony Frank
Holly Frank
Lee Gardner
Howard Horton
Daniel Huppert
Mike Johns
Ryan Johnston
Iris Kemp
Ronald Klauda
Richard Krejsa
Bruce Leaman
Harold Lorz
John Lumsden
Asfie Maidie
Eugene Mancini
Bruce Manny
Steven Moffitt
Patrick Nelson
Paul Neth
David Noakes
Brenda Norcross
Alexei Orlov
Wayne Palsson
Mary Peacock
Stephen Phillips
Jonathan Phinney
Ronald Pierce
John Pitlo
Geoffrey Power
Ronald Preston
Mauricio Ramirez
Allison Reak
Dudley Reiser
Lisa Roberts
Kenneth Rose
Diane Rusanowsky
Dugan Sabins
Gary Sakagawa
David Sampson
Eric Schultz
Andrea Severson
Steven Shapiro
Jeffrey Silverstein
Mark Sobchuk
Christopher Somers
Cleveland Steward
Quentin Stober
Michael Stoll
Timothy Targett
William Tietjen
William Tippets
Arden Trandahl
James Triplett
Fred Utter
Marcin Whitman
Thomas Wissing
Constance Young- Dubovsky

AFS OFFICERS
John Boreman, President
Robert M. Hughes, President-Elect
Donna L. Parrish, First Vice President
Ronald J. Essig, Second Vice President
Bill Fisher, Past President

DIVISION REPRESENTATIVES
NORTHEASTERN DIVISION Randy Jackson (President)
James Armstrong (President-Elect)

NORTH CENTRAL DIVISION
Gary Whelan (President) Phil Moy (President-Elect)

SOUTHERN DIVISION
Mike S. Allen (President)
John Jackson (President-Elect)

WESTERN DIVISION
Christina Swanson (President)
Pam Sponholtz (President-Elect)

SECTION PRESIDENTS
Bioengineering: John K. Johnson
Canadian Aquatic Resources: Steven J. Cooke
Early Life History: Catriona Clemmensen-Bockelmann
Education: Michael Quist
Equal Opportunities: Lonnie Gonsalves
Estuaries: Lee Benaka
Fish Culture: James Bowker
Fish Habitat: Kyle Hartman
Fish Health: Larry Hanson
Fisheries Administration: Doug Nygren
Fisheries History: David Clapp
Fisheries Information and Technology: Joanna Whittier
Fisheries Law: Vacant
Fisheries Management: Brian Graeb
Genetics: Meredith Bartron
International Fisheries: Carl Burger
Introduced Fish: Scott Bonar
Marine Fisheries: Doug Vaughan
Native Peoples Fisheries: Vacant
Physiology: Brian Small
Socioeconomics: Peter Fricke
Water Quality: Doug Bradley

NON-VOTING MEMBERS
Dan Dembkowski, Student Subsection of Education Section (President)
Jessica L. Mistak, Constitutional Consultant
Gus Rassam, Executive Director

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HUTTON JUNIOR FISHERIES BIOLOGY PROGRAM CLASS OF 2013!

Thelma Aguilar-Rendón, Sinaloa, Mexico—Mentor: Felipe Amezcua, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de MX
Levi Bachmann, Perryville, MO—Mentor: Quinton Phelps, Missouri Department of Conservation
Shelby Blattner, Arco, ID—Mentor: Bart Gamett, USDA Forest Service
Sharcara Bowman, Milwaukee, WI—Mentors: Joseph Ewing, Discovery World & John Rothlisberger, USDA Forest Service
Tyler Brenneman, Goshen, IN—Mentor: Daragh Deegan City of Elkhart, Public Works & Utilities
Allison Bryan Weaverville, NC—Jason Farmer USDA Forest Service & Jacob Rash NC Wildlife Resources Commission
Natasha Chawla, Ocean Springs, MS—Mentor: Frank Hernandez University of Southern Mississippi
Paige Crane, Blacksburg, VA—Mentor: Emmanuel Frimpong Virginia Tech University
Kevin Herrera-Uribe, South Lake Tahoe, CA—Mentor: Maura Santora USDA Forest Service
Adriona Horton, Ocean Springs, MS—Mentor: Frank Hernandez University of Southern Mississippi
Sara Kelso, Dafter, MI—Mentor: Ashley Moerke Lake Superior State University
Sophia Lopez, Saint Paul, MN—Mentor: Loren Miller MN Department of Natural Resources
Araceli Marín-Montes, Sinaloa, Mexico—Mentor: Felipe Amezcua Universidad Nacional Autonoma de MX
Rachel McDaniel, San Marcos, TX—Mentor: Gordon Linam Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Tia Norris, Vancouver, WA—Mentor: David Hu USDA Forest Service
Xinyin Peng, Manitoba, Canada—Mentor: Xinhua Zhu Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Lily Qian, Columbia, MO—Mentor: Robert DiStefano Missouri Department of Conservation
Ruth Rojas-Figueroa, Sinaloa, Mexico—Mentor: Felipe Amezcua Universidad Nacional Autonoma de MX
Breilly Roy, Trenton, MO—Mentor: Darby Niswonger Missouri Department of Conservation
Edgar Sánchez-Medina, Sinaloa, Mexico—Mentor: Felipe Amezcua Universidad Nacional Autonoma de MX
Samantha See, Columbia, MO—Mentor: Craig Paukert USGS /University of Missouri
Blaise Stewart, Springfield, OR—Mentor: Nikki Swanson USDA Forest Service
Cassandra Wilke, Milwaukee, WI—Mentors: Joseph Ewing Discovery World & John Rothlisberger USDA Forest Service
Jonathan Yee, Sammamish, WA—Mentor: Julian Olden University of Washington
Dakota Zimmerman Lapwai, ID—Mentors: Robert Hills III Nez Perce Tribe & Miranda Main Nez Perce Tribe

Mentor and Student Applications for the 2014 Hutton Program will be available online in October. For more information about the Hutton Program, please visit HUTTON INFO or contact Kathryn Winkler at 301-897-8616 ext. 213 or via e-mail: hutton@ fisheries.org.

FINANCES

Breakdown of AFS American Fisheries Society Finances in the 2011-2012 Annual Report

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