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Fisheries Techniques, Third Edition, Now Available as a Digital Download

Now Available - PDF downloads (complete book or individual chapters) of the acclaimed and widely-used Fisheries Techniques, third edition. Available since 2013 (previously in hard copy only), Fisheries Techniques is the comprehensive instructional and reference volume on fisheries sampling and analysis techniques. The third edition describes the techniques and approaches used to collect and analyze... Read More

NOAA and AFS: Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management

  AFS is entering the third year of its most recent cooperative agreement with NOAA Fisheries. AFS has been working with NOAA Fisheries since 2015 to disseminate news about the agency’s work on ecosystem-based approaches to fisheries management. We organized three congressional briefings in 2015 and are working on one for the coming months. As... Read More

HIGHLIGHTS OF FISHERIES MAGAZINE – DECEMBER 2016

President's Column How Did I Get Here? Policy Column Incorporating Habitat into Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management Strategies Student Column The End Parenthesis: How a Fisheries Student Tackled Programming Out in the Field Amber Waves of ... Algae? FEATURES Why It Is Time to Put PHABSIM Out to Pasture Examining One State’s Regulation Development Process to Manage Alien Crayfish Introductions Pacific Salmon Prespawn Mortality: Patterns,... Read More

Environmental DNA Effectively Monitors Aquatic Species Populations

Environmental DNA (eDNA), the nuclear or mitochondrial DNA shed from an organism into its environment, is a rapidly evolving tool for monitoring the distribution of aquatic species. A new study published in Transactions of the American Fisheries Society discusses the ability of eDNA to accurately predict the presence, relative abundance, and biomass of wild Brook... Read More