Letter to EPA on Bristol Bay Mining Assessment

31 March 2014 Gina McCarthy William Jefferson Clinton Building U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., 1101A Washington, DC 20460    Dear Administrator McCarthy: The American Fisheries Society (AFS) submits this letter in appreciation and support of the recently completed EPA report entitled “An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay,.. read more →

Little Chubs Migrate, Too

When you think of migrating fish, usually silvery salmon gracefully leaping up waterfalls in the Pacific Northwest come to mind. In fact, many freshwater fish migrate in order to spawn, even the small minnows and chubs of the large, muddy rivers of the Great Plains. These large rivers are now  interrupted by numerous dams, diversion.. read more →

How Do Fish Catch a Virus? They Eat It

Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV) is just as unpleasant as it sounds for fish, leading to considerable losses of fish both in the wild and at some European fish farms.  Unfortunately, this disease has recently spread to the Great Lakes region but scientists are still unsure how it is transmitted. In a recent paper in.. read more →

Tom Bigford Named AFS Policy Director

For Immediate Release: January 30, 2014 Contact: Beth Beard, 301-897-8616 x215, bbeard@fisheries.org The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is pleased to welcome Tom Bigford as our new Policy Director starting on February 18. Bigford has been Chief of the Habitat Protection Division at the Office of Habitat Conservation at the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA).. read more →

Imperiled Freshwater Organisms of North America Website

For Immediate Release: January 29, 2014 Contact: Beth Beard, 301-897-8616 x215, bbeard@fisheries.org The American Fisheries Society (AFS) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently renewed an agreement to host a website listing the imperiled fish, crayfish, snails, and mollusks of North America. Since 1972, the AFS Endangered Species Committee has been tracking the status of.. read more →

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