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Traditional drum performance at the Opening Ceremony of the 7th World Fisheries Congress.

7th World Fisheries Congress Opens in Busan, Korea

Several AFS notables among keynote speakers The 7th World Fisheries Congress opened in Busan, Korea, on Monday, May 23rd, bringing together more than 1,300 international experts on marine and freshwater fisheries, aquaculture, food technology, hydropower, and other related fields. The program includes 39 sessions under 10 major themes and up to 200 North Americans were... Read More

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1,500 Organizations Around the World to Celebrate World Fish Migration Day

Event highlights importance of open rivers and migratory fish World Fish Migration Day (WFMD), held on May 21, 2016, will bring together more than 1,500 organizations, featuring more than 350 events worldwide. Organized by the World Fish Migration Foundation, this one day global initiative calls attention to the needs of migratory fish to ensure that more natural river networks... Read More

Second Vice President Election Now Open

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is conducting an election for Second Vice President for the coming year. All current members are eligible to participate. The election begins April 18, 2016 and closes May 20, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. The candidates for Second Vice President are Scott Bonar and Gary Whelan. Please see your email for voting... Read More

AFS/TWS Memorandum of Understanding with USGS Coop Units and USFWS

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) and The Wildlife Society (TWS) recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Geological Survey Cooperative Research Units (CRU) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The purpose of the MOU is to: Develop and exchange biological information for natural resource managers; Encourage, promote, and increase scientific professionalism... Read More

IUCN Wetlands at Risk Book Project: Call for Papers

Wetlands at Risk An open initiative and publication promoted by the Wetland Thematic Group members (CEM,UICN) Objective To bring awareness about most important wetlands under risk in different world regions portraying their status, problems and conflicts related to human impacts, discussing and proposing suitable management practices and solutions for their effective recovery and conservation. Regions will... Read More

LED lights used at sea. Credit: University of Exeter

Green Lights Stop Sea Turtle Deaths

Illuminating fishing nets is a cost-effective means of dramatically reducing the number of sea turtles getting caught and dying unnecessarily, conservation biologists at the University of Exeter have found. Dr. Jeffrey Mangel, a Darwin Initiative research fellow based in Peru, and Professor Brendan Godley, from the Centre for Ecology and Conservation at the University’s Penryn... Read More

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AFS Members Tyrell DeWeber and Tyler Wagner Honored by National Fish Habitat Partnership

In early March, the National Fish Habitat Partnership and the Habitat Section of the American Fisheries Society were honored to present Tyler Wagner and Tyrell DeWeber  with the National Fish Habitat Award for Excellence in Scientific Achievement. DeWeber and Wagner (Penn State University) received the award for work on eastern Brook Trout habitat modeling. In 2015, they produced a... Read More