State/Federal Agencies Announce Partnership to Track and Protect Marine Mammals in Offshore Wind Area

STATE/FEDERAL AGENCIES ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO TRACK AND PROTECT MARINE MAMMALS IN OFFSHORE WIND AREA $2.2M agreement will support deployment of passive acoustic monitoring system for endangered whales and other marine mammals. ANNAPOLIS, MD (July 10, 2014) — With funding from the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) Offshore Wind Development Fund, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.. read more →

10 Jul 2014
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AFS 2015: Invitation to Submit Proposals for Symposia

 First Call for the 145th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, August 16-20, 2015 in Portland, Oregon  Invitation to Submit Proposals for Symposia It is time to start planning your trip to Portland for the 145th annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society! To encourage a diversity of symposia, contributed papers, and posters at.. read more →

Fisheries Magazine – July 2014

Highlights of Fisheries Magazine – June 2014 In this Issue: Land Use Threats to Fish Meet Our New Emerging Leaders What Makes an Angler Volunteer? Urgent Recommendations for American Eel Interview: Editors of Foundations of Fisheries Science TO ACCESS FISHERIES: Either click here to go directly to Taylor and Francis OR Members click here and.. read more →

AFS in Action! Sportsmen CWA Rider Opposition Letter to the Senate

AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY ∙ AMERICAN FLY FISHING TRADE ASSOCIATION ∙ BACKCOUNTRY HUNTERS AND ANGLERS ∙ B.A.S.S., LLC ∙ BERKLEY CONSERVATION INSTITUTE ∙ BULL MOOSE SPORTSMEN’S ALLIANCE ∙ INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FLY FISHERS ∙ IZAAK WALTON LEAGUE OF AMERICA ∙ NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION ∙ NORTH AMERICAN GROUSE PARTNERSHIP ∙ PHEASANTS FOREVER ∙ QUAIL FOREVER ∙ SNOOK AND.. read more →

AFS in Action! Sportsmen CWA Rider Opposition Letter to the House

AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY ∙ AMERICAN FLY FISHING TRADE ASSOCIATION ∙ BACKCOUNTRY HUNTERS AND ANGLERS ∙ B.A.S.S., LLC ∙ BERKLEY CONSERVATION INSTITUTE ∙ BULL MOOSE SPORTSMEN’S ALLIANCE ∙ INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FLY FISHERS ∙ IZAAK WALTON LEAGUE OF AMERICA ∙ NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION ∙ NORTH AMERICAN GROUSE PARTNERSHIP ∙ PHEASANTS FOREVER ∙ QUAIL FOREVER ∙ SNOOK AND.. read more →

BILL JAMES HONORED FOR DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE GREAT LAKES FISHERY COMMISSION

BILL JAMES HONORED FOR DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE GREAT LAKES FISHERY COMMISSION ANN ARBOR, MI—The Great Lakes Fishery Commission honored Indiana’s Chief of Fisheries William James last week for his dedicated service as a member of the Commission. James, who served as a member of the bi-national agency for six years, recently retired from the Commission… read more →

2014 AFS Marine Fish Section Officer Election

Ballot, Marine Fisheries Section, 2014 For President: Benjamin Walther is an Assistant Professor at the Marine Science Institute of the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on using the “natural tag” properties of carbonate hard parts, such as otoliths, in marine and diadromous fishes to examine dynamics of migration, dispersal, and life history.. read more →

28 May 2014
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President’s Commentary—May 2014

Fisheries Ethics, or What Do You Want To Do with Your Scientific Knowledge in Addition to Earning a Living? Natural resource management involves much more than purely scientific or technological issues; it also involves ethics and values. Bob Hughes In its recent survey of fishery employers, AFS Special Committee on Educational Requirements found that there.. read more →

Emmeline Moore Prize Nomination Period Extended!

The 2014 award committee for the Emmeline Moore Prize has extended the nomination period for this year’s award to Friday, May 16th, 2014. Please see award details and nomination instructions below. The Emmeline Moore Prize honors those who have played a leading role in increasing opportunities for female and minority fisheries students and professionals. If you.. read more →

12 May 2014
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OREGON CHAPTER: 50th Year Anniversary Annual Meeting

The American Fisheries Society’s Oregon Chapter held their 50th anniversary annual meeting in Eugene, Oregon this past February 25-28, 2014. For a little flavor of the Oregon Chapter, read the beginning of President Todd Buchholz’s letter in their newsletter (then go read the rest here), and scroll down for some visual highlights! Welcome to our.. read more →

09 May 2014
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144th Annual Meeting Online Registration is Now Open!

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the Northeastern Division, the Atlantic International Chapter and the Canadian Aquatic Resources Section of the American Fisheries Society (AFS), cordially invite you to attend the 144th Annual Meeting that will be held in Québec City from 17 to 21 August 2014. Online registration is now open! To register, simply follow.. read more →

20th Annual USFWS Aquaculture Drug Approval Coordination Workshop

The 20th Annual USFWS Aquaculture Drug Approval Coordination Workshop will be co-hosted by the USFWS—AADAP Program and the American Fisheries Society—Fish Culture Section. During the Workshop, the status of ongoing aquaculture drug approval research and the progress of associated activities will be presented and discussed. In addition, the Workshop includes a session covering the status.. read more →

President’s Commentary: How Many People Are Enough (Too Many)?

*President’s Commentary: How Many People Are Enough (Too Many)? by Bob Hughes In the five minutes that you take to read this commentary, approximately 1,000 new human babies will be added to Earth’s current 7.2 billion people. From the evolution of Homo sapiens, we did not reach our first billion until 1804, doubling again in.. read more →

2014 Continuing Education Form for Quebec City Annual Meeting

CE Course Registration Form (DOC) can be downloaded here. 2014 Continuing Education Registration Form Quebec City read more →

2014 Sport Fish Restoration Project Awards Program

American Fisheries Society Fisheries Administration Section MEMORANDUM TO:                 State Fisheries Administrators FROM:           Ken Kurzawski, AFS-FAS President-Elect DATE:                        April 24, 2014 SUBJECT:      Nominations for 2014 Outstanding Sport Fish Restoration Projects Each year the Fisheries Administration Section of the American Fisheries Society recognizes outstanding fisheries projects completed with Sport Fish Restoration (Dingell-Johnson/Wallop-Breaux) funds.  Awards are given in three.. read more →

WDAFS Letter Concerning Effects of Intake Dam Project on Recovery of Endangered Pallid Sturgeon

AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY – WESTERN DIVISION President, Pam Sponholtz President-elect, Hilda Sexauer Vice President, Jim Bowker Secretary-Treasurer, Travis Neebling Past-president, Christina Swanson     April 24, 2014 David J. Ponganis Director of Programs Northwestern Division Army Corps of Engineers PO Box 2870 Portland, OR 98208-2870 Mike Ryan, Regional Director Great Plains Regional Office U.S. Bureau.. read more →

Aquatic Blue Carbon

Aquatic Blue Carbon by Thomas E. Bigford Recent literature shows aquatic environments can sequester greater amounts of carbon than equivalent acres of forests, thereby elevating the importance of blue versus green habitats in the global battle to reduce climate change. Those benefits are especially high for shore-side environs like wetlands and mudflats. Carbon is a.. read more →

25 Apr 2014
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The Value-Proposition Challenge of AFS

The Value-Proposition Challenge of AFS by Doug Austen It has come up time and again during discussions with members, former members, and prospective members of AFS.  It’s also the truth that more than a few people have approached me somewhat sheepishly over the past couple of months to let me know that their membership has.. read more →

More than Mucus: The Hidden World of the Fish Microbiota

More than Mucus: The Hidden World of the Fish Microbiota By Andrea M. Larsen and Cova R. Arias All living organisms maintain a diverse community of microbes that live in association with mucus-covered surfaces including the digestive, respiratory, and urogenital tracts. These microbial communities are known as ‘microbiota’. We grow up viewing microbes as disease-causing.. read more →

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