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 →

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 →

Call for Committee Volunteers

Subject: Call for AFS Committee Volunteers It Is Your Society ->Get Involved Volunteers are the driving force of professional and scientific societies such as AFS.  Our mission can be fulfilled through the time and knowledge volunteered by members just like you.  I hope that this will be the year that you serve on one of.. read more →

144th Annual Meeting Online Registration is Now Open!

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the Northeastern Division, the Atlantic International Chapter and the Canadian Aquatic Resources Section of the American Fisheries Society (AFS), cordially invite you to attend the 144th Annual Meeting that will be held in Québec City from 17 to 21 August 2014. Online registration is now open! To register, simply follow.. read more →

20th Annual USFWS Aquaculture Drug Approval Coordination Workshop

The 20th Annual USFWS Aquaculture Drug Approval Coordination Workshop will be co-hosted by the USFWS—AADAP Program and the American Fisheries Society—Fish Culture Section. During the Workshop, the status of ongoing aquaculture drug approval research and the progress of associated activities will be presented and discussed. In addition, the Workshop includes a session covering the status.. read more →

2014 Continuing Education Form for Quebec City Annual Meeting

CE Course Registration Form (DOC) can be downloaded here. 2014 Continuing Education Registration Form Quebec City read more →

2014 Sport Fish Restoration Project Awards Program

American Fisheries Society Fisheries Administration Section MEMORANDUM TO:                 State Fisheries Administrators FROM:           Ken Kurzawski, AFS-FAS President-Elect DATE:                        April 24, 2014 SUBJECT:      Nominations for 2014 Outstanding Sport Fish Restoration Projects Each year the Fisheries Administration Section of the American Fisheries Society recognizes outstanding fisheries projects completed with Sport Fish Restoration (Dingell-Johnson/Wallop-Breaux) funds.  Awards are given in three.. read more →

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 →

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