Fisheries Newsletter News Bits – AFS Members Estuaries Research

AFS Member Joe Nohner leads research that offers the first comprehensive look at changes in land cover, river flow, pollution and nutrient levels in America’s estuaries. It’s a first look for a lot of eyes. Estuaries are tended to by many agencies at the federal, state, local and non-profit levels.  Land use changes, through commercial and.. read more →

NOAA Fisheries Economist Receives Presidential Early Career Award

NOAA Fisheries economist Alan Haynie is being recognized for his innovative work to ensure that fishery rules promote sustainable fishing. There are at least two species in every fishery: the fish, and the people who go after them. And there are at least two kinds of fishery scientists: those who study fish, and those who.. read more →

BILL JAMES HONORED FOR DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE GREAT LAKES FISHERY COMMISSION

BILL JAMES HONORED FOR DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE GREAT LAKES FISHERY COMMISSION ANN ARBOR, MI—The Great Lakes Fishery Commission honored Indiana’s Chief of Fisheries William James last week for his dedicated service as a member of the Commission. James, who served as a member of the bi-national agency for six years, recently retired from the Commission… read more →

Giant Sea Bass Research

Brian Clark (also known as JR) is one of AFS’s newest members and he’s doing something very cool.  He has kick started some funding for his research and is reaching his goal. He’s investigating the mating strategies and behavior of Giant Sea Bass. They have been largely overfished since the late 1800′s, causing them to.. read more →

Fish Culture Hall of Fame—Orr and Wedemeyer

On May 11, 2013, Mr. Wes Orr and Dr. Gary Wedemeyer were inducted into the Fish Culture Hall of Fame at the beautiful DC Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives in Spearfish SD.  The Hall of Fame, housed in a beautifully restored Ice House, was established in 1985 and currently honors 53 individuals for.. read more →

Congratulations to Rich Noble – Golden Member

This was the 25th Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Chapter of AFS, held in Durham, NC – February 18-19, 2014, and one of the highlights of the meeting was congratulating Rich Noble with a Golden Membership. This is on the heels of other awards.  Rich won the AFS Excellence in Fisheries Education Award in 1996. And.. read more →

Two AFS Members Receive the Rachel Carson Award for Scientific Excellence (Group)

Rachel Carson Award for Scientific Excellence (Group) – 2013  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Aquatic Animal Drug Approval Partnership Program (AADAPP) Research Program generates high quality data to support fish drug approval, making safe and effective fish drugs available to Service and other fisheries professionals. AADAPP staff – James Bowker (AFS), Molly Bowman, Dan.. read more →

AFS Member, Christina Swanson, on Mine Threats and Sockeye Salmon

EPA: New Mine Threatens Half World’s Wild Sockeye Salmon (Op-Ed) Christina Swanson, is director of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)’s Science Center and past president of the Western Division of the American Fisheries Society. She contributed this article to LiveScience’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. As a fish biologist who has worked for years to.. read more →