Use of Clove Oil and Eugenol to Anesthetize Fingerling Shabut Barbus grypus

Abstract In this study, the efficacy of four doses of clove oil and eugenol were compared to sedate fingerling ShabutBarbus grypus to various stages of sedation and recovery. The results from the present study indicated that effective concentrations were at 50 μL/L for eugenol (induction time: 58 ± 8 s; recovery time: 199 ± 15 s [mean ± SD]).. read more →

18 Oct 2014
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Influence of Habitat Characteristics on Shore-Spawning Kokanee

Influence of Habitat Characteristics on Shore-Spawning Kokanee by Steven L. Whitlock, Michael C. Quist and Andrew M. Dux Abstract Sockeye Salmon Oncorhynchus nerka and kokanee (lacustrine Sockeye Salmon) commonly spawn in both lentic and lotic environments; however, the habitat requirements of shore spawners are virtually unknown relative to those of stream spawners. A laboratory experiment and.. read more →

30 Sep 2014
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AFS Comments on USEPA Pebble Mine

Click to download the AFS comments on USEPA Pebble Mine PDF. American Fisheries Society Organized 1870 to Promote the Conservation, Development and Wise Utilization of the Fisheries 5410 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 110 * Bethesda, Maryland 20814-2199 301-897-8616 * FAX 301-897-8096 * E-Mail:,   Donna Parrish                                                                                                 Douglas J. Austen President 2014-2015      .. read more →

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to present keynote address At NWLLC

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to present keynote address Join her at the National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation October 23 and 24 in Washington, D.C.   WASHINGTON, D.C., September 3, 2014 — Conference organizers are delighted to announce that Sally Jewell, the United States Secretary of the Interior, will present a keynote address.. read more →

NMFS and NOAA Seek Comments on Orange Clownfish

Endangered: Federal regulators considering new protections for the orange clownfish, which is popular in many aquariums. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Tuesday they are considering adding it to the list of endangered species. However, the agencies have decided not to offer the same protections to a handful of other.. read more →

AFS Member Michael Rennie on Unmuzzling Scientists

AFS member Michael Rennie on unmuzzling scientists.  ”I also agree with Andrew that there is a strong role for Government science, both with regards to the science one can do under it (as opposed to under academic science), and with the spot it gives you at the table when it comes to forming policy- that’s.. read more →

02 Sep 2014
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Hutton Scholar Studies study the Strait of Georgia’s Fish Population

AFS Members Francis Juanes and David Stormer Work With New Hutton Fellow, Amanda Noel. Esquimalt High student Amanda Noel has been spending her summer in the lab and in the field, working with University of Victoria professors Francis Juanes and David Stormer to study the Strait of Georgia’s fish population. Earlier this year, Noel received.. read more →

In Memoriam: Keith Jefferts: 1931—2014

Keith Jefferts’ life was characterized by three great passions: salmon, science, and piloting—both air and sea. Much of it was spent at the controls of airplanes, helicopters, and the Wily King—on the trail of the wily King Salmon. Salmon and science combined to characterize or define the latter half of his life, when he returned.. read more →

Brazilian Scientist Integrates Legion of Honor of the International Congress

Brazilian scientist integrates Legion of Honor of the International Congress Biology of Fishes Vera Almeida is the first Brazilian in charge of the International Congress on the Biology of Fish, which discusses advances in aquatic ecosystems of the planet since 1994.  Since 1994, the event has been sponsored every two years by the American Fisheries.. read more →

Doug Austen Interviewed by ECO – the Environmental Coastal & Offshore magazine

The Environmental Coastal & Offshore magazine (ECO) interviewed AFS Executive Director Doug Austen to answer these questions and more: How does your structure serve fisheries professionals? Which groups do you advocate for and how? Who are your partners and how have they changed over time? How can we improve the types of monitoring pertinent to fish populations, fish habitat,.. read more →

Fisheries Newsletter News Bits – Higgins Eye Pearly Mussels

Researchers confirmed last year that the federally endangered Higgins eye pearly mussel is reproducing naturally in the Wapsipinicon River below Central City. …… “We found adults in the Iowa in 2011 and this year we are hoping to find their offspring,” said Department of Natural Resources fisheries research biologist Scott Gritters, the state’s mussel recovery.. read more →

Fisheries Newsletter News Bits – AFS Members Estuaries Research

AFS Member Joe Nohner leads research that offers the first comprehensive look at changes in land cover, river flow, pollution and nutrient levels in America’s estuaries. It’s a first look for a lot of eyes. Estuaries are tended to by many agencies at the federal, state, local and non-profit levels.  Land use changes, through commercial and.. read more →

Fisheries Newsletter News Bits – Not Exactly Jellyfish

“The scientific name is Velella velella,” said David Bader, director of education at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. “They’re jelly-like creatures, but they’re not exactly jellyfish.” read more →

Fisheries Newsletter News Bits – There’s Always a Bigger Fish

There’s always a bigger fish OR gone in one bite. read more →

Fisheries Newsletter News Bits – Sunscreen and Plankton

Sunscreen may be TOXIC to sea creatures and disrupt the ocean’s food chain, scientists warn Spanish scientists looked at the environmental impact of sunscreen Sunscreen ingredients Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide react with UV light They form compounds such as hydrogen peroxide High amounts of hydrogen peroxide could harm phytoplankton If this happens, larger animals which feed.. read more →

Fisheries Newsletter News Bits – Mysterious Aquatic Blob

Mysterious, Unidentified Red Blob? Is it a Sea Slug? A mysterious aquatic creature has washed up on the shore at Mudjimba Beach in the Sunshine Coast of Australia.It is unclear what the creature is and has caused much speculation on Twitter. The creature is bright red, has no eyes, mouth or limbs and feels spongy.. read more →

Major Fisheries Scientist Offers To Donate Scientific Journals

Fred Serchuk is a true fisheries scientist.  He  was the U.S. representative on the Scientific Council of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization, and served on the editorial boards of several scientific journals. He has twice received the U.S. Department of Commerce Bronze Medal for his fisheries science and management achievements, and was honored in 2006.. read more →


By Steven J. Cooke and Jack Imhof (CARS Executive) Canada has a long and illustrious history in fisheries science and management.  Indeed, many scientific discoveries, assessment tools, and even contemporary management strategies can be attributed to Canadian fisheries professionals.  The Canadian Aquatic Resources Section of the American Fisheries Society has launched a new recognition program.. read more →

30 Jul 2014
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Call For Abstracts—Inland Fisheries

Call for Abstracts Contributions for oral or poster presentations are welcome for Freshwater, Fish, and the Future, an international conference to be held 26-30 January 2015 at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome, Italy. This conference takes a groundbreaking, global, multidisciplinary approach to inland water issues with a focus.. read more →