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FISHERIES MAGAZINE – JANUARY 2017

President's Column The Value of International Connections Policy Column Future of the Nation’s Fisheries and Aquatic Resources: Challenges We Face in 2017 and Beyond Guest Column New National Fish Habitat Assessment Report Provides Key Information for Fish Conservation Planning Guest Column Setting Precedent in Export Regulations for Marine Fishes with Seahorses Section News The AFS Fish... Read More

Fisheries Techniques, Third Edition, Now Available as a Digital Download

Now Available - PDF downloads (complete book or individual chapters) of the acclaimed and widely-used Fisheries Techniques, third edition. Available since 2013 (previously in hard copy only), Fisheries Techniques is the comprehensive instructional and reference volume on fisheries sampling and analysis techniques. The third edition describes the techniques and approaches used to collect and analyze... Read More

Environmental DNA Effectively Monitors Aquatic Species Populations

Environmental DNA (eDNA), the nuclear or mitochondrial DNA shed from an organism into its environment, is a rapidly evolving tool for monitoring the distribution of aquatic species. A new study published in Transactions of the American Fisheries Society discusses the ability of eDNA to accurately predict the presence, relative abundance, and biomass of wild Brook... Read More

International Fisheries Section Fellow Award Applications Open

2017 AFS International Fisheries Section Fellow Award Applications due March 6th, 2017 Attention Students and Young Professionals: The International Fisheries Section (IFS) of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) is excited to announce the 2017 International Fisheries Section Fellow Award. The Fellow will represent the International Fisheries Section of the American Fisheries Society by presenting a... Read More

Primitive Fishes Session at 10th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference

The 10th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference (Tahiti, French Polynesia, 2-6 October 2017) Session: Primitive Fishes: Scientific, Cultural, and Commercial Importance Organizers: Alexei M. Orlov & Marcelo R. de Carvalho Affiliations: Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO), Moscow, Russia / Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil orlov@vniro.ru, mrcarvalho@ib.usp.br Lead contact: Alexei M. Orlov Description: Non-teleost fishes... Read More

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? September 26-29, 2017 West Yellowstone, Montana, USA   Call for Abstracts Complete abstract preparation guidelines and online submission forms can be found at: www.wildtroutsymposium.org Deadline for abstract submission: extended to March 1, 2017   Presentations will be... Read More

Western Division AFS Small Project Grants

Application open period The Western Division currently has project funding available for Division Chapters, Subunits, and other fisheries-related groups. Grants are usually modest but can help get a project started or be used to complement other funding sources. This year, the WDAFS Executive Committee approved a budget of $5,000 to fund as many small projects... Read More

Symposium Summary: Inland Drivers of Coastal Hypoxia

Sponsors: Fish Habitat, Marine Fisheries, and Estuaries Sections A symposium jointly sponsored by the Fish Habitat, Marine Fisheries, and Estuaries Sections explored how inland land use decisions relate to hypoxia in coastal areas. Hypoxia, thermal extremes, coastal acidification, and contaminants affect three taxa with distinct life histories, ecologies, and positions in the inshore community. Cycling of... Read More

Remember AFS on Giving Tuesday

Every year people around the world designate a donation day. It's called "Giving Tuesday." It's your chance to think about the organizations you care about and how much more they might be able to do with a gift from you. At the American Fisheries Society, we’re proud of the work we do together to advance the... Read More