1st Call for Session Proposals—Due 30 June 2015

7th World Fisheries Congress Busan, South Korea 23-27 May 2016   With only 13 months until the 7th World Fisheries Congress takes place in Busan, South Korea, now is the time to submit Session abstract proposals. We are interested in a broad range of topics to appeal to a global audience. Potential topics for Sessions.. read more →

A Call for Moderators

Are you headed to the 2015 annual AFS meeting in Portland this coming August? Would you like to be more involved with the meeting and serve AFS? If so, please consider serving as a moderator for a contributed session! Moderator duties include introducing speakers and keeping presentations on schedule in their session (sessions include up.. read more →

Become a Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program Mentor!

AFS is now accepting mentor applications for summer 2015 Application deadline: March 6, 2015 Why become a Hutton Program mentor? Hutton mentors: Educate high school students about the importance of aquatic conservation & management Inspire young people to pursue a career in fisheries science Receive assistance with summer projects Diversify the fisheries profession AFS staff.. read more →

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 →

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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 →

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 →

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 →

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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 →

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 →