Two AFS Members appointed to the 2014 U.S. Commerce Department Regional Fishery Councils

The U.S. Commerce Department today announced the appointment of 22 new and returning members to the eight regional fishery management councils that partner with NOAA’s Fisheries Service to manage ocean fish stocks. Established by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the councils act to prepare fishery management plans for marine fish stocks in their.. read more →

President Obama Announces Two AFS Members in Key Administration Positions

WASHINGTON, DC – President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: • Donald L. Pereira – Commissioner, United States Section of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission Dr. Donald L. Pereira, Appointee for Commissioner, United States Section of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission Dr. Donald L. Pereira is.. read more →

AFS in Action! Sportsmen CWA Rider Opposition Letter to the Senate

AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY ∙ AMERICAN FLY FISHING TRADE ASSOCIATION ∙ BACKCOUNTRY HUNTERS AND ANGLERS ∙ B.A.S.S., LLC ∙ BERKLEY CONSERVATION INSTITUTE ∙ BULL MOOSE SPORTSMEN’S ALLIANCE ∙ INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FLY FISHERS ∙ IZAAK WALTON LEAGUE OF AMERICA ∙ NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION ∙ NORTH AMERICAN GROUSE PARTNERSHIP ∙ PHEASANTS FOREVER ∙ QUAIL FOREVER ∙ SNOOK AND.. read more →

AFS in Action! Sportsmen CWA Rider Opposition Letter to the House

AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY ∙ AMERICAN FLY FISHING TRADE ASSOCIATION ∙ BACKCOUNTRY HUNTERS AND ANGLERS ∙ B.A.S.S., LLC ∙ BERKLEY CONSERVATION INSTITUTE ∙ BULL MOOSE SPORTSMEN’S ALLIANCE ∙ INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FLY FISHERS ∙ IZAAK WALTON LEAGUE OF AMERICA ∙ NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION ∙ NORTH AMERICAN GROUSE PARTNERSHIP ∙ PHEASANTS FOREVER ∙ QUAIL FOREVER ∙ SNOOK AND.. read more →

Save the Date! National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation!

Save the Date National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation October 23-24, 2014 www.nwllc2014.org Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC _____________________________________________________________________________ Featuring keynote addresses by: Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell (invited) Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (invited) _____________________________________________________________________________ Conservation innovation is woven through our nation’s heritage. It is today and will be.. read more →

WDAFS Letter Concerning Effects of Intake Dam Project on Recovery of Endangered Pallid Sturgeon

AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY – WESTERN DIVISION President, Pam Sponholtz President-elect, Hilda Sexauer Vice President, Jim Bowker Secretary-Treasurer, Travis Neebling Past-president, Christina Swanson     April 24, 2014 David J. Ponganis Director of Programs Northwestern Division Army Corps of Engineers PO Box 2870 Portland, OR 98208-2870 Mike Ryan, Regional Director Great Plains Regional Office U.S. Bureau.. read more →

43 Good Reasons To Go To The AFS Annual Meeting

38th Annual Larval Fish Conference* A Retrospective of Fisheries Advances Emanating from the Queens University Biological Station. Are We Still Fishing Down the Food Web? Big Data Science and Its Impacts on Fish Conservation and Management Challenges in Managing United States Marine & Estuarine Recreational Changes in Management Regimes in North Atlantic Fisheries and the.. read more →

Giant Sea Bass Research

Brian Clark (also known as JR) is one of AFS’s newest members and he’s doing something very cool.  He has kick started some funding for his research and is reaching his goal. He’s investigating the mating strategies and behavior of Giant Sea Bass. They have been largely overfished since the late 1800′s, causing them to.. read more →

Two AFS Members Receive the Rachel Carson Award for Scientific Excellence (Group)

Rachel Carson Award for Scientific Excellence (Group) – 2013  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Aquatic Animal Drug Approval Partnership Program (AADAPP) Research Program generates high quality data to support fish drug approval, making safe and effective fish drugs available to Service and other fisheries professionals. AADAPP staff – James Bowker (AFS), Molly Bowman, Dan.. read more →

AFS and SCB Statement for the “Oregon and California Lands Act of 2013”

February 6, 2014 Sen. Ron Wyden, Chair                                                             Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Ranking Member Committee on Energy & Natural Resources              .. 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 →