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 →

In Memoriam—Bernard E. Skud

IN MEMORIAM Bernard E. Skud 1927-2014 Bernard E. Skud, Director of the International Pacific Halibut Commission staff from 1970-1978, passed away on April 16 at the age of 87. Prior to being appointed as the IPHC Director, Mr. Skud had been employed by the U.S. Bureau of Commercial Fisheries for 20 years, and was the.. read more →

In Memoriam—Carlos M. Fetterolf Jr.

IN MEMORIAM Carlos M. Fetterolf Jr. 1926-2014 Carlos Fetterolf, a well-known, international figure in fisheries, died on March 22, 2014, from complications due to a fall in Chelsea, Michigan. He had a long, distinguished career during which his good health and high spirits kept him active in fisheries and environmental causes to the end. His.. read more →

Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI) Travel Award

Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI) Travel Award Sponsored by the International Fisheries Section of AFS  Applications due March 31st, 2014 The International Fisheries Section (IFS) of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) is excited to announce the 2014 “Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI) Student Travel Award”!  The award covers a year of.. read more →

43 Good Reasons To Go To The AFS Annual Meeting

38th Annual Larval Fish Conference* A Retrospective of Fisheries Advances Emanating from the Queens University Biological Station. Are We Still Fishing Down the Food Web? Big Data Science and Its Impacts on Fish Conservation and Management Challenges in Managing United States Marine & Estuarine Recreational Changes in Management Regimes in North Atlantic Fisheries and the.. read more →

List of North American Colleges and Universities with Fisheries Programs

The AFS Special Committee on Educational Requirements has completed a final draft of a list of North American colleges and universities that offer degrees in fisheries related disciplines.  Background on this product is attached.  The list is available for download in spreadsheet format via the Education Section website at: Link to the “Education Links” page below: read more →

Flood Effects on Road–Stream Crossing Infrastructure: Economic and Ecological Benefits of Stream Simulation Designs

Abstract: Stream simulation design is a geomorphic, engineering, and ecologically based approach to designing road–stream crossings that creates a natural and dynamic channel through the crossing structure similar in dimensions and characteristics to the adjacent natural channel, allowing for unimpeded passage of aquatic organisms, debris, and water during various flow conditions, including floods. A retrospective.. read more →

Virginia Chapter AFS 2014 Annual Meeting Look Back

Virginia is for Fish Lovers was the theme of the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Virginia Chapter Meeting, held in Fredericksburg, February 11-13.   Despite the arrival of winter storm Pax, attendance was good for technical sessions, business meeting, and two continuing education workshops.   Dr. Colin Shea and Greg Anderson taught Occupancy Modeling and Dr. David.. read more →

Better Road-Stream Crossing Designs Can Help Prevent Road Wash-outs and Help Fish

For Immediate Release February 18, 2014 Contact: Beth Beard 301-897-8616 x 215 Better Road-Stream Crossing Designs Can Help Prevent Road Wash-outs and Help Fish When Tropical Storm Irene inundated the White River watershed in the Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont in 2011, many local roads washed out where stream culverts failed to handle.. read more →

AFS SUNY Cobleskill Ices Up The News – Meets This Saturday

Stir crazy? More ice fishing fun Saturday The New Schoharie Journal After a couple of months of biting cold, the temperatures are finally moderating making it a perfect time to get out on the ice and do some fishing. SUNY Cobleskill’s American Fisheries Society will be hosting its 24th annual ice fishing derby this Saturday, February.. read more →

AFS Best Student Paper and Poster in Quebec – 2014

Interested in competing for two of the top student awards that AFS has to offer at this year’s Annual Meeting in Québec City? Apply to participate in the Best Student Paper/Poster Symposium! 144th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society August 17 – 21 in Québec City, Québec What criteria are used to select Symposium.. read more →

Fish Data

Meet AFS Member, Julie Defilippi whose passion is the data. Fisheries provide food and recreation and are an integral part of our economy and culture. Sound management is dependent upon good data on the use of the resource, the biology of the species and the environment.  Data collection, storage and dissemination are one of the.. read more →


Meet AFS Member, Abigail “Abby” Lynch and get to know a fish word! FISH MATING STRATEGIES In honor of Valentines Day, please enjoy the first series of post for this blog post on fish mating strategies!  Check back weekly for new additions to the “Fish-ionary.” Promiscuous: A mating system where both sexes have multiple partners.. read more →

Scientists Question Wyden O&C Logging Plan

For Immediate Release February 6, 2014 Contacts: Dominick A. DellaSala, Ph.D. (541-482-4459 x 302; 541-621-7223) Robert Hughes, Ph.D. (208-354-2632)   Scientists Question Wyden O&C Logging Plan Two preeminent scientific societies believe plan increases extinction risks for salmon, other threatened wildlife Washington, DC—Two international scientific organizations, the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) and the American Fisheries.. read more →

Fisheries Magazine March 2014

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Protected: Come Back

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