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Highlights of Fisheries Magazine – March 2016

  In this Issue: • President's Column One Fish, Two Fish • Policy Column Climate Change and Fish • Letter From the Executive Director AFS Annual Meetings: What Works and What Doesn't • Science Communication Narratives of Nature • Interview Q&A with John Waldman FEATURES • A Resilience Approach Can Improve Anadromous Fish Restoration •... Read More

AFS Books Program

  The American Fisheries Society (AFS) Books Department is a full-service publisher that offers complete planning, peer review, manuscript development, editorial, production, distribution, and marketing guidance and assistance. We publish textbooks, reference books, manuals, handbooks, and conference proceedings. Over 180 AFS-published titles are currently available (see In-depth studies on fisheries and interdisciplinary subjects, thematically-related... Read More

Thomas E. Bigford, AFS Policy Director

October 2015: A Blue-Ribbon Effort to Identify Creative Financing

Fish and wildlife programs in the United States are suffering from a financial wasting disease of staggering proportions. Governments struggle mightily to sustain basic research, management, regulatory, and education programs, losing each year in the battle for citizen support and discretionary dollars. Against that backdrop, former Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal and Bass Pro Shops CEO... Read More


Your Favorite Microbrew May Support Fish Production

By Jeff Schaeffer | AFS Co-Chief Science Editor. E-mail: Ethanol production has increased 13-fold from 2000 to 2013, and this has resulted in a concurrent increase in distillers dried grains (DDG), which are a byproduct of the fermentation process. While long used as feed for cattle, they have not been used widely in aquaculture... Read More

Assays Are Important but Not Simple to Create

By Jeff Schaeffer | AFS Co-Chief Science Editor. E-mail: Fish culturists struggle constantly with preventing and treating disease, but one helpful trend is the development of assays that can provide rapid diagnostics so that disease presence can be verified or treated. Saranya Plaon and colleagues at the Srinakharinwirot University (Thailand) present a great look... Read More


Timing is Everything during Salmon Migration in Estuaries

As an anadramous species, Atlantic Salmon Salmo salar have a complex life history that includes spending part of their lives in freshwater, estuarine, and marine habitats. In recent years, the decline of Atlantic Salmon has been attributed to their poor marine survivorship, due in large part to climate change. However, factors contributing to their marine... Read More

How to Establish a Student Subunit

Nathan J. Lederman President, Minnesota State University, Mankato Student Subunit; Minnesota State University Mankato, Department of Biological Sciences, 168 Trafton Science Center South, Mankato, MN 56001. E-mail: Andrew K. Carlson President, Student Subsection of the Education Section; Michigan State University, Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, East Lansing, MI 48823. E-mail: INTRODUCTION The... Read More