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 →

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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 →


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 →

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 →