Letter to EPA on Bristol Bay Mining Assessment

31 March 2014 Gina McCarthy William Jefferson Clinton Building U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., 1101A Washington, DC 20460    Dear Administrator McCarthy: The American Fisheries Society (AFS) submits this letter in appreciation and support of the recently completed EPA report entitled “An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay,.. read more →

RESOURCE POLICY STATUS

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 →

VOTE! AFS Second Vice President Candidate Statements

BACKGROUNDI am a professor of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences with the University of MarylandDepartment of Environmental Science and Technology. From 1977 to 1984 I was a biologist with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, working with coastal river enhancement of striped bass populations. I have seen the best of both worlds from a state agency.. read more →

Second Vice President Candidate Statement—Steve L. McMullin

BACKGROUND Like many of my peers, I entered the fisheries profession in the 1970s because I love to fish, and while taking a class at the University of California–Davis I discovered that I could have a career working with fish. Over a nearly 40-year career that has taken me from Davis to the University of.. read more →

Second Vice President Candidate Statement—Reginal M. Harrell

BACKGROUND I am a professor of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences with the University of Maryland Department of Environmental Science and Technology. From 1977 to 1984 I was a biologist with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, working with coastal river enhancement of striped bass populations. I have seen the best of both worlds from.. read more →

AFS SUNY Cobleskill Ices Up The News – Meets This Saturday

Stir crazy? More ice fishing fun Saturday The New Schoharie Journal After a couple of months of biting cold, the temperatures are finally moderating making it a perfect time to get out on the ice and do some fishing. SUNY Cobleskill’s American Fisheries Society will be hosting its 24th annual ice fishing derby this Saturday, February.. read more →

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 →

AFS Best Student Paper and Poster in Quebec – 2014

Interested in competing for two of the top student awards that AFS has to offer at this year’s Annual Meeting in Québec City? Apply to participate in the Best Student Paper/Poster Symposium! 144th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society August 17 – 21 in Québec City, Québec What criteria are used to select Symposium.. read more →

AFS Seeks Co-Chief Science Editor

AFS Seeks Co-Chief Science Editor for Fisheries Magazine The American Fisheries Society (AFS) seeks a scientist with a broad perspective on fisheries to act as Co-Chief Science editor to work as part of a two-person leadership team to oversee the science content of Fisheries. The Editor must be committed to fast-paced dead-lines and would be.. 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 →

Tom Bigford Named AFS Policy Director

For Immediate Release: January 30, 2014 Contact: Beth Beard, 301-897-8616 x215, bbeard@fisheries.org The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is pleased to welcome Tom Bigford as our new Policy Director starting on February 18. Bigford has been Chief of the Habitat Protection Division at the Office of Habitat Conservation at the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA).. read more →

Imperiled Freshwater Organisms of North America Website

For Immediate Release: January 29, 2014 Contact: Beth Beard, 301-897-8616 x215, bbeard@fisheries.org The American Fisheries Society (AFS) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently renewed an agreement to host a website listing the imperiled fish, crayfish, snails, and mollusks of North America. Since 1972, the AFS Endangered Species Committee has been tracking the status of.. 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 →

January is AFS Safety Month

Spring is just around the corner, but the unnecessary deaths of Rob Klumb and Maegan Spindler – both killed in the line of work on July 8, 2013, by a drunk driver, while preparing their gear for the next day’s research – take us back other work-related tragedies: January 7, 1980 –  three Duke field scientists died while conducting field work.. 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 →

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:  nas-sites.org/dsos2015/virtual-town-hall  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 →

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