New Report Explores How Trout and Salmon Streams Can Be Restored in the Face of Climate Change

July 1, 2015 Contact: Jack Williams, Trout Unlimited Senior Scientist, (541) 261-3960 Beth Beard, American Fisheries Society (301) 897-8616 x215, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Report Explores How Trout and Salmon Streams Can Be Restored in the Face of Climate Change American Fisheries Society publishes findings in latest edition of Fisheries WASHINGTON, D.C.—Climate change is.. read more →

01 Jul 2015
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2014 Annual Meeting Photos

2014 Annual Meeting photos are now available, including awards, networking events, Spawning Run, Trade Show, and much more! See American Fisheries Society on Flickr. What was your favorite part of the Québec City meeting? We asked attendees at the Grand Networking Social what they thought. 2014 AFS Annual Meeting in Quebec from fisheries on Vimeo. read more →

03 Sep 2014
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AFS Member Michael Rennie on Unmuzzling Scientists

AFS member Michael Rennie on unmuzzling scientists.  “I also agree with Andrew that there is a strong role for Government science, both with regards to the science one can do under it (as opposed to under academic science), and with the spot it gives you at the table when it comes to forming policy- that’s.. read more →

02 Sep 2014
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Fisheries Newsletter News Bits – Higgins Eye Pearly Mussels

Researchers confirmed last year that the federally endangered Higgins eye pearly mussel is reproducing naturally in the Wapsipinicon River below Central City. …… “We found adults in the Iowa in 2011 and this year we are hoping to find their offspring,” said Department of Natural Resources fisheries research biologist Scott Gritters, the state’s mussel recovery.. read more →

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 →

Fisheries Newsletter News Bits – Not Exactly Jellyfish

“The scientific name is Velella velella,” said David Bader, director of education at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. “They’re jelly-like creatures, but they’re not exactly jellyfish.” read more →

Fisheries Newsletter News Bits – There’s Always a Bigger Fish

There’s always a bigger fish OR gone in one bite. read more →

Fisheries Newsletter News Bits – Sunscreen and Plankton

Sunscreen may be TOXIC to sea creatures and disrupt the ocean’s food chain, scientists warn Spanish scientists looked at the environmental impact of sunscreen Sunscreen ingredients Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide react with UV light They form compounds such as hydrogen peroxide High amounts of hydrogen peroxide could harm phytoplankton If this happens, larger animals which feed.. read more →

Fisheries Newsletter News Bits – Mysterious Aquatic Blob

Mysterious, Unidentified Red Blob? Is it a Sea Slug? A mysterious aquatic creature has washed up on the shore at Mudjimba Beach in the Sunshine Coast of Australia.It is unclear what the creature is and has caused much speculation on Twitter. The creature is bright red, has no eyes, mouth or limbs and feels spongy.. read more →


By Steven J. Cooke and Jack Imhof (CARS Executive) Canada has a long and illustrious history in fisheries science and management.  Indeed, many scientific discoveries, assessment tools, and even contemporary management strategies can be attributed to Canadian fisheries professionals.  The Canadian Aquatic Resources Section of the American Fisheries Society has launched a new recognition program.. read more →

30 Jul 2014
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Forest Fires and Fish

Author Jesse Trushenski, Photo credit John McColgan, U.S. Forest Service Forest fires – particularly megafires – destroy lives, land, and wildlife, but what about the fish? Think wildfires and fisheries aren’t connected?  Think again.  Here are just a few ways that wildfires can affect aquatic communities. Wildfires affecting riparian zones cause a “fire pulse,” changing in-stream.. read more →

23 Jul 2014
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How To Talk To Fish or How Fish Talk or Why Would Anyone Care About Talking To A Catfish?

We’ve known that fish make noises for thousands of years. Pull a grouper out of the water and you can hear for yourself. But since sound travels exceptionally large distances underwater, most fish are very strategic and quiet about the noises they emit. It was only with the invention of underwater microphones, called hydrophones, after World War II that.. read more →

State/Federal Agencies Announce Partnership to Track and Protect Marine Mammals in Offshore Wind Area

STATE/FEDERAL AGENCIES ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO TRACK AND PROTECT MARINE MAMMALS IN OFFSHORE WIND AREA $2.2M agreement will support deployment of passive acoustic monitoring system for endangered whales and other marine mammals. ANNAPOLIS, MD (July 10, 2014) — With funding from the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) Offshore Wind Development Fund, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.. read more →

10 Jul 2014
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U.S. Forest Service Rise to the Future Awards

The U.S. Forest Service held it annual “Rise to the Future” awards ceremony for Fisheries, Hydrology, Soil Science, and Air Programs at the National Archives on 15 May 2014. The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is a long-time supporter of the Rise to the Future Awards. For more information about each of the award recipients, see Not.. read more →

17 Jun 2014
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Halamid Aqua (Chloramine-T) Approved by FDA to Treat Fish Diseases

Axcentive SARL announced yesterday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center has approved Halamid® Aqua (100% chloramine-T) as a new therapeutic drug for use in fish.  Halamid® Aqua is an important weapon in the arsenal fisheries professionals use to combat fish diseases, and its approval is a major advance in fish health management. .. read more →

In Memoriam – Carlos Fetterolf

Carlos Fetterolf, 88, past president of the American Fisheries Society, died on 22 March 2014 from complications due to a fall in Chelsea, Michigan. He had a long, distinguished career during which his good health and high spirits kept him active in fisheries and environmental causes to the end. His last years were devoted to.. read more →

16 Apr 2014
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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 →

Ciguatera Fish Poisoning—Sexually Transmitted?

Anyone in the US who has experienced marine fish poisoning, has most probably been exposed to Ciguatera Fish Poisioning (CPF), the most frequently reported seafood-toxin illness in the world.  Although the CDC reported only 30 marine food toxins last year in America (with only some of those being CPF), this normally endemic tropical toxin has.. read more →

16 Feb 2014
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