VOTE – Candidate Statement: AFS Second Vice President Dale P. Burkett

BACKGROUND Dale received his Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution BS (1978) and Environmental Biology MS (1981). Beginning with the Illinois Natural History Survey, and then the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (Department), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), USDA Forest Service, and now the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (Commission), Dale pursued an active fisheries career. As Sea Lamprey Program Director for the Commission,.. read more →

15 Feb 2015
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AFS Second Vice President Candidate Statements

Candidate Statement: Dale P. Burkett Burkett received his Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution BS (1978) and Environmental Biology MS (1981). Beginning with the Illinois Natural History Survey, and then the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service, and now the Great Lakes Fishery Commission,.. read more →

Candidate Statement: Jesse Trushenski

Candidate Statement: AFS Second Vice President Jesse Trushenski BACKGROUND Growing up in Washington, I spent many afternoons catching trout in the “crick” that bordered my family’s property. If I caught a big one—at least by my 6 or 7 year-old standards—it took a trip in my trusty red pail up to the house where my.. read more →

Candidate Statement: Dale P. Burkett

Candidate Statement: AFS Second Vice President Dale P. Burkett BACKGROUND Burkett received his Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution BS (1978) and Environmental Biology MS (1981). Beginning with the Illinois Natural History Survey, and then the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service, and now.. read more →

AFS Membership: How Much Should it Cost?

by Donna Parrish, AFS President Many professional societies have experienced declining membership in recent years. In AFS, membership numbers are currently lower than some previous years but not all. We know that AFS membership often varies with attendance at the Society Annual Meeting. Attractive meeting locations draw new members to AFS who wish to take.. read more →

POLICY: Our Renewed Effort to Make the Most of Science

by Thomas E. Bigford, Policy Director This spring marks the end of an important experiment at AFS. No, Doug Austen has not implanted PIT tags in AFS staff (to my knowledge) and, no, we did not design genetically-modified snakeheads to serve as Society mascots. But we have been testing a hypothesis of how to strengthen.. read more →

06 Jan 2015
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Careers

General Job Information Federal Jobs – How To’s Job Listings American Fisheries Society  – Search Now AFS Recommended Fisheries Job Feeds Federal Fisheries Jobs Federal Graduate Student Fisheries Jobs Federal Fisheries Internships Other Job Boards EPA World Aquaculture Society Texas A&M Wildlife and Fisheries ASLO (Limnology and Oceanography) Academic Careers Online USAJobs – Official job.. read more →

In Memoriam: Grace Klein-MacPhee: 1939—2014

The American Fisheries Society and Southern New England Chapter (SNEC) lost a dear friend, teacher, mentor and colleague when Dr. Grace Klein-MacPhee passed away on September 20th, 2014. Grace was a long-time member of AFS, SNEC, and the Early Life History (ELH) Section. She was SNEC President from 2003 to 2004 and was on many.. read more →

In Memoriam: Richard (Dick) Ryder—AFS President: 1980—1981

It is with great sorrow that the family of Richard (Dick) Ryder announce his passing on Friday, September 19, 2014 at Hogarth Riverview Manor. Born on February 25, 1931, in Windsor, Ontario, Dick obtained his MSc. in Zoology from the University of Michigan. He was employed with the Department of Lands and Forests/Ministry of Natural.. read more →

Poniendo al lomo rojo de vuelta en el Lago Redfish, veinte años de progreso en el salvamento de la población de salmón más amenazada del noroeste

Fisheries Magazine 2014 – Aquaculture Themed Issue: Paul A. Kline and Thomas A. Flagg RESUMEN: En noviembre de 1991, el Servicio Nacional de Pesquerías Marinas de los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica, ingresó al salmón (Oncorhynchus nerka) en el Acta de Especies Amenazadas de los Estados Unidos (AEA) bajo la categoría de amenazado. Los últimos remanentes.. read more →

Respuesta de los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica a un reporte de virus de anemia infecciosa en salmones en el oeste de Norteamérica

Fisheries Magazine 2014 – Aquaculture Themed Issue: *Kevin H. Amos RESUMEN: Los manejadores de pesquerías a nivel federal, estatal y tribal así como también el público en general y sus representantes electos en los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica (EE.UU.) manifestaron su preocupación ante la sospecha de la presencia del virus de anemia infecciosa (VAIS) cuando por.. read more →

Dose-Dependent Effects of the Clinical Anesthetic Isoflurane on Octopus vulgaris: A Contribution to Cephalopod Welfare

A Journal of Aquatic Animal Health article (http://ow.ly/EpdI2) was recently cited in Science magazine’s “How to anesthetize an octopus” video at: news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2014/11/video-how-anesthetize-octopus. Taylor & Francis is providing free access to the full article until December 31, 2014. Abstract Recent progress in animal welfare legislation relating to invertebrates has provoked interest in methods for the anesthesia of cephalopods, for.. read more →

20 Nov 2014
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Fisheries Magazine – January 2015

In this Issue: JOURNAL SUMMARIES • Stocked Piscivores May Be Tougher Than We Thought by Jeff Schaeffer • Increasing Survival Rates of Discarded Red Snapper: Best Release Strategies by Sarah Harrison POLICY COLUMN • Culverts as Culprit and Conservation Choice Thomas E. Bigford ESSAYS AND FEATURES • Broadening the Regulated-River Management Paradigm: A Case Study of the Forgotten.. read more →

New version of Fisheries Analysis and Modeling Simulator released!

The popular software “Fisheries Analysis and Modeling Simulator” (FAMS) version 1.64 has just been published.  The new version is compatible with Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 64-bit operating systems. FAMS simulates and evaluates the dynamics of exploited fish populations. It allows for the evaluation of minimum, slot, and inverted length limits and bag.. read more →

Introduction to the Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program

Do you know what the Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program is? The “Hutton Program” is a fisheries internship program for high school students and is sponsored by AFS. The goal of the Hutton Program is to diversify the fisheries profession by stimulating career interest among young people from underrepresented groups, including minorities and women. Hutton interns.. read more →

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: main@fisheries.org,   www.fisheries.org   Donna Parrish                                                                                                 Douglas J. Austen President 2014-2015      .. 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 →