Fisheries Magazine

Highlights of Fisheries Magazine – October 2014 In this Issue: COLUMNS President’s Commentary AFS Communications for the Ages Donna Parrish Policy When Is Sublethal Deadly? Thomas E. Bigford Letter from the Executive Director Fish Have No Nationalities, But Harvest Does Doug Austen   FEATURES Opportunistic Acoustic Telemetry Platforms: Benefits of Collaboration in the Gulf of.. read more →


The American Fisheries Society needs your help. We currently have several policies needing revision (see attached).  We need knowledgeable people to review one or more of the existing policies and help the RPC update them. These Policies  summarize the  Society’s position on particular issues and they represent one of the principle mechanisms by which the.. read more →

Ciguatera Fish Poisoning—Sexually Transmitted?

Anyone in the US who has experienced marine fish poisoning, has most probably been exposed to Ciguatera Fish Poisioning (CPF), the most frequently reported seafood-toxin illness in the world.  Although the CDC reported only 30 marine food toxins last year in America (with only some of those being CPF), this normally endemic tropical toxin has.. read more →

16 Feb 2014
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Habitat Sustainability for Marine Microorganisms? Important or Not?

Habitat sustainability for marine microorganisms?  Important or not?  See what Dr. David M. Karl says when he presents his lecture at the Smithsonian next month. The National Research Council’s Ocean Studies Board presents the Fifteenth Annual Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture.  The Revelle Lecture was created by the Ocean Studies Board in honor of Dr. Revelle’s.. read more →

2014 FMCS Dam Removal Workshop

The Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society’s biennial workshop will be held on April 24 and 25, 2014 in Portland, Maine. This year the workshop will focus on “Mussel Studies and Regulatory Processes Associated with Dam Removal Projects”. Thousands of low head dams no longer serve their intended purpose and as such there has been increasing interest.. read more →

The 2014 International Conference on Engineering & Ecohydrology for Fish Passage (Fish Passage 2014)

The 2014 International Conference on Engineering & Ecohydrology for Fish Passage (Fish Passage 2014) will be held at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin, on June 9-11, 2014. Fish Passage 2014 builds upon the Fish Passage 2013 conference held at Oregon State University and the 2011 and 2012 conferences held at UMass Amherst.  Details about.. read more →

Infectious Diseases of Fishes in the Salish Sea

Infectious Diseases of Fishes in the Salish Sea Paul Hershberger, Linda Rhodes, Gael Kurath, and James Winton ABSTRACT: As in marine regions throughout other areas of the world, fishes in the Salish Sea serve as hosts for many pathogens, including nematodes, trematodes, protozoans, protists, bacteria, viruses, and crustaceans. Here, we review some of the better-documented infectious.. read more →

Morphological and Genetic Identification of Spontaneously Spawned Larvae of Captive Bluefin Tuna in the Adriatic Sea

Morphological and Genetic Identification of Spontaneously Spawned Larvae of Captive Bluefin Tuna in the Adriatic Sea Leon Grubišić, Tanja Šegvić-Bubić, Ivana Lepen Pleić, Krstina Mišlov-Jelavić, Vjeko Tičina, Ivan Katavić, and Ivona Mladineo ABSTRACT: The spawning behavior of captive Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) was observed in cages at an Adriatic facility in summer 2011. Approximately 20,000 eggs were collected.. read more →

Step Aboard One of America’s Most Advanced Ocean Research Vessels

Wired Magazine is cool.  NOAA’s newest research vessel, the Bell Shimada is even cooler.  And Allen Shimada, the son of the man for whom the vessel was named – Bell – is an active member of AFS and is on the governing board of AIFRB.  Thus, we thought it was high time we introduced those.. read more →

Social Media Highlights—January 2014

From the American Fisheries Facebook Group  Calling all fish culturists and hatchery workers… One thing that all of us have in common between our facilities is each one of us has an alarm system to keep our fish safe and alive. Be it with float sensors, flow alarms, infrared, etc. Who out there loves their alarm.. read more →

Global Inland Fisheries Conference

Freshwater, Fish, and the Future: A Cross-Sectoral Conference to Sustain Livelihoods, Food Security, and Aquatic Ecosystems is a global conference being held at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome in January 2015. What makes this conference groundbreaking is its global, multidisciplinary approach to inland fisheries issues… read more →

World Fish Migration Day 2014

Dear members the AFS, We are organizing the World Fish Migration Day 2014 on May 24th. With the WFMD we want to raise attention for migratory fish and clean and healthy rivers. We are working together with WWF (NL), The Nature Conservancy and IUCN/WI Freshwater Fish Specialists Group. The current status is that we have.. read more →

For Members Only! Governing Board Briefing Books

The Governing Board Meeting Books are now up! Executive Editor, Doug Austen says: “It is a real treasure of fun information!” Head to the Members Portal and sign in now to find: Copies of all Governing Board Meeting Books between 1972 and 2012 are included except for the 1975 Mid-Year and the 1982 Mid-Year Meeting.. read more →

Fisheries Research Funds Needed – NOW

There is a large scale review of where NSF should spend their money in the upcoming decade. They are soliciting input from the community. Bob Hughes submitted the letter below, which has been conveyed. The NRC is also soliciting input from individuals over this website:  ACT NOW!!! Deadline to comment is March 15, 2014.. read more →

HydroMedit 2014

HydroMedit 2014 1st International Congress on Applied Ichthyology & Aquatic Environment 13-15 November 2014, Volos, Greece The Department of Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment, School of Agricultural Sciences, University of Thessaly and the Panhellenic Association of Technologists Ichthyologists (PASTI) organize the: 1st INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF APPLIED ICHTHYOLOGY& Aquatic Environment – HydroMedit 2014 Volos 13-15 November 2014.. read more →

Urban Streams Face Many Challenges but Rehabilitation Still Helpful

For Immediate Release Contact: Beth Beard 22 January 2014 301-897-8616 x215 City life is hard on fish, according to a new pair of review papers in this month’s Fisheries, the magazine of the American Fisheries Society. A team of scientists, largely based in the Pacific Northwest, reviewed the many stressors of urban streams, along.. read more →

New List of North American Colleges and Universities with Fisheries Programs

The AFS Special Committee on Educational Requirements has completed a final draft of a list of North American colleges and universities that offer degrees in fisheries related disciplines.  Background on this product is attached.  The list is available for download in spreadsheet format via the Education Section website at: Link to the “Education Links” page below: read more →

23 Jan 2014
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Getting in the Swim of Things

AFS executive director Doug Austen on his new role and vision for the Society Doug earned degrees in fisheries sciences at South Dakota State University (B.S.), Virginia Tech (M.S.), and Iowa State University (Ph.D.). After completing his formal education, he held positions with the Illinois Natural History Survey, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and.. read more →

28 Dec 2013
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Draft policy statement

POSITION PAPER FOR DRAFT AFS MINING POLICY (for comment) Please send comments to read more →

Membership Vote

Constitution Membership Amendments read more →