The American Fisheries Society (AFS) Joins the Coalition Renews Drive for Federal Funding of Conservation, Recreation and Historic Preservation

News for Immediate Release Nov. 1f, 2013 Contact: Brandon Helm, 202-639-8727, ext. 17, bhelm@trcp.org Tony Jackson, 202-639-8727, ext 24, tjackson@trcp.org The American Fisheries Society (AFS) Joins the Coalition Renews Drive for Federal Funding of Conservation, Recreation and Historic Preservation 500-plus organization, including the American Fisheries Society (AFS), unite to urge Congress to strongly fund federal programs supporting key pillars.. read more →

Fisheries Leaders in Washington Gather for Historic Dialogue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fisheries Leaders in Washington Gather for Historic Dialogue AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY – AFS Bethesda, MD November 15, 2013 5410 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 110 (301) 897-8616   “We can help foster collaboration across multiple agencies and non-governmental organizations to address the broad-scale issues affecting our fish resources.” Bob Hughes, president of the American.. read more →

Brook Trout and Fracking

Brook Trout and Fracking The expansion of hydraulic fracturing — fracking, as most people refer to it — is a process where extreme water pressure is used to drill into rocks in order to release natural gas. The paper Hydraulic Fracturing and Brook Trout Habitat in the Marcellus Shale Region: Potential Impacts and Research Needs.. read more →

[Miafs] FW: U.S. FWS Aquatic Animal Drug Approval Partnership (AADAP) Program Newsletter (Sep 2013)

The September 2013 issue (Volume 9-2) of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) Aquatic Animal Drug Approval Partnership (AADAP) Program Newsletter is now available. Click here to download a copy. read more →

NOAA Budget Briefings & Blue Book Available Online

Statement from Dr. Kathryn Sullivan on NOAA’s FY 2014 Budget Request Overview of NOAA Fisheries’ Budgets for Fiscal 2013 & 2014 Presentation to NOAA Fisheries’ Stakeholders April 23, 2013 NOAA’s FY2014 Budget Blue Book read more →

Proposed Cut to Critical Fish and Wildlife Service Program—What AFS Members Can Do Now

The President’s FY 2014 Budget has been released, and proposes a withering cut to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)’s Aquatic Animal Drug Approval Partnership (AADAP) program.  The AADAP program provides critical and unduplicated services to the fisheries community, and efforts are underway to encourage decision-makers to reconsider the proposed cuts in light of.. read more →