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 →

2015 AFS International Fisheries Section Fellow Award

2015 AFS International Fisheries Section Fellow Award Applications due March 6th, 2015 Attention Students and Young Professionals: The International Fisheries Section (IFS) of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) is excited to announce the 2015 “International Fisheries Section Fellow Award”. The Fellow will represent the American Fisheries Society by presenting a poster or oral presentation at.. read more →

NMFS and NOAA Seek Comments on Orange Clownfish

Endangered: Federal regulators considering new protections for the orange clownfish, which is popular in many aquariums. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Tuesday they are considering adding it to the list of endangered species. However, the agencies have decided not to offer the same protections to a handful of other.. read more →

Major Fisheries Scientist Offers To Donate Scientific Journals

Fred Serchuk is a true fisheries scientist.  He  was the U.S. representative on the Scientific Council of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization, and served on the editorial boards of several scientific journals. He has twice received the U.S. Department of Commerce Bronze Medal for his fisheries science and management achievements, and was honored in 2006.. read more →

Call For Abstracts—Inland Fisheries

Call for Abstracts Contributions for oral or poster presentations are welcome for Freshwater, Fish, and the Future, an international conference to be held 26-30 January 2015 at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome, Italy. This conference takes a groundbreaking, global, multidisciplinary approach to inland water issues with a focus.. read more →

Business Meeting Vote – Constitutional Amendment and the Revised Society Strategic Plan

To:      AFS Membership From:  Bob Hughes, AFS President RE:     Business Meeting Vote- Constitutional Amendment and the Revised Society Strategic Plan. There will be a vote during the Quebec Business Meeting on the Constitutional Amendment and the Revised Society Strategic Plan. Please see the attachments below. Cheers, Bob Read: AFS Constitution Revisions 6-5-14.. read more →

Fish Passage 2015

Fish Passage 2015 – International conference on river connectivity best practices and innovations June 22-24, 2015, Groningen (The Netherlands) Fish Passage 2015 will be an important international forum to exchange findings and experiences on fish related passage issues. This international conference is of interest to researchers, educators, practitioners, funders, and regulators who have an interest in.. read more →

14 Jul 2014
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AFS 2015: Invitation to Submit Proposals for Symposia

 First Call for the 145th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, August 16-20, 2015 in Portland, Oregon  Invitation to Submit Proposals for Symposia It is time to start planning your trip to Portland for the 145th annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society! To encourage a diversity of symposia, contributed papers, and posters at.. read more →

AFS Undergraduate Travel Assistance Award

The Student Subsection of the Education Section of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) is seeking applicants for the 2014 Student Subsection of the Education Section of the AFS Undergraduate Travel Award. The Undergraduate Travel Award is funded by the Education Section and is designed to introduce undergraduate students to AFS at the Parent Society level.. read more →

140 More Reasons to Join AFS in Quebec!

The AFS 2014 Annual Meeting in Quebec City now has 140 overseas attendees registered, representing the following countries: THE COUNTRIES ATTENDING THE AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY (AFS) ANNUAL MEETING IN QUEBEC (not including the United States, Canada, and Mexico): Australia Austria Belgium Brazil China Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Faroe Islands Finland France Germany Iceland India Ireland.. read more →

EIFAAC Symposium on Recreational Fisheries

Managing freshwater recreational fisheries in an era of change Lillehammer, Norway, 15-17 June 2015 Program outline What is happening to recreational fisheries? How can the sector adapt and improve its importance and sustainability in an era of change? The Symposium aims to provide a forum for exchange of management practices, research and activities among stakeholders.. read more →

David Bella—Plenary Speaker Abstract for the 144th AFS Annual Meeting

Systemic Distortion David Bella, Oregon State University, Corvallis I have been asked to succinctly convey some lessons involving two related problems not well addressed in your educations. First, distortion of information emerges on vast scales. Second, reductionism—reducing the character of wholes to the character of their parts—misperceives such distortions. Together, these two failures combine to.. read more →

Thierry Oberdorff—Plenary Speaker Abstract for the 144th AFS Annual Meeting

Patterns in Riverine Fish Diversity: A Macroecological Perspective Thierry Oberdorff,  Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris Here I develop a conceptual framework that views contemporary riverine fish diversity as a product of a series of filters operating at different spatial and temporal scales and combining different processes, the heart of which is the drainage basin. The.. read more →

Ana Parma—Plenary Speaker Abstract for the 144th AFS Annual Meeting

Leveraging Local Experience to Improve Sustainability of Global Fisheries: It Is Not About Tools But Processes Ana Parma, Centro Nacional Patagonico, Puerto Madryn Chubut, Argentina The quest for management approaches to achieve sustainable fisheries has often led to prescriptions of technical fixes and tools for assessment, harvest control, and regulation of access privileges, without due.. read more →

Louis Bernatchez—Plenary Speaker Abstract for the 144th AFS Annual Meeting

Think/Act Globally and Locally; The Essential Contribution of Basic Science Towards Improved Fishery Management Louis Bernatchez, Université Laval, Quebec City Economical and budgetary concerns are increasingly pushing government research funding toward utilitarian research with expected quick return for the industry at the expense of basic science. Investing in utilitarian research has obvious merits, yet this.. read more →

2014 AFS Marine Fish Section Officer Election

Ballot, Marine Fisheries Section, 2014 For President: Benjamin Walther is an Assistant Professor at the Marine Science Institute of the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on using the “natural tag” properties of carbonate hard parts, such as otoliths, in marine and diadromous fishes to examine dynamics of migration, dispersal, and life history.. read more →

28 May 2014
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New Media Course For Fisheries Science

In response to many requests for assistance and training in social media and websites, we are pleased to offer a new workshop this year at the Annual Meeting in Quebec City. “New Media for Fisheries Science” will be a hands-on demonstration of the website and social media tools AFS Units can use to connect with.. read more →