intl trout congress

Call for Papers for International Trout Congress

The call for papers for the 1st International Congress is now open. The theme of the congress is Conversations to Promote a Global Trout Conservation Network. Papers are welcome that relate to the themes of the Congress which include trout conservation and science, literature, art, culture, and education. Scientific and conservation topics may include trout systematics and... Read More

AFS Executive Director Doug Austen

AFS Executive Director receives two leadership awards

AFS Executive Director Doug Austen recently received two prestigious awards to honor his distinguished career in fisheries conservation and management: the Gerald H. Cross Alumni Leadership Award from Virginia Tech Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation and the College of Natural Resources and Environment, and the NRM Distinguished Alumni Award from South Dakota State University Department of Natural Resource Management. Austen holds a... Read More

Oregon Chapter Annual Meeting Highlights

By Benjamin J. Clemens President, AFS— Oregon Chapter A total of 362 scientists, administrators, fish aficionados, and students attended the 52nd annual meeting of the Oregon Chapter during March 1 – 4, 2016 in Seaside, Oregon.  The theme of the meeting was, “Communication, Brokers in Information.”  The vision of the meeting was to stimulate communication and... Read More

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AFS Policy Staff Participate in EFS Summit

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the “essential fish habitat” mandate in the Magnuson Stevens Act, the primary marine fisheries management legislation. AFS Policy staff Taylor Pool and Tom Bigford participated in the “EFH Summit” last week on behalf of AFS, offering insights and encouraging the marine fish habitat community to consider our Society’s publications... Read More

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Monitoring Demographic and Genetic Responses of a Threatened Inland Trout to Habitat Reconnection

By Helen Neville, Dan Dauwalter & Mary Peacock Freshwater fishes living in streams and rivers can be affected strongly by isolation, which causes a disproportionate degree of fragmentation in such dendritic systems. Isolation disrupts important ecological and migratory processes as well as the ability to access refuge habitats during disturbances. The restoration of habitat connectivity,... Read More

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Variability in Fish Tissue Proximate Composition is Consistent with Indirect Effects of Hypoxia in Chesapeake Bay Tributaries

By Troy D. Tuckey and Mary C. Fabrizio The spatial and temporal extent of summer hypoxia (dissolved oxygen [DO] concentration ≤ 2 mg/L) in Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries has been increasing for decades, consequently affecting fish distribution and abundance by shifting biomass to non-hypoxic habitats. Hypoxia in coastal waters impacts food web dynamics, thereby... Read More

Traditional drum performance at the Opening Ceremony of the 7th World Fisheries Congress.

7th World Fisheries Congress Opens in Busan, Korea

Several AFS notables among keynote speakers The 7th World Fisheries Congress opened in Busan, Korea, on Monday, May 23rd, bringing together more than 1,300 international experts on marine and freshwater fisheries, aquaculture, food technology, hydropower, and other related fields. The program includes 39 sessions under 10 major themes and up to 200 North Americans were... Read More


1,500 Organizations Around the World to Celebrate World Fish Migration Day

Event highlights importance of open rivers and migratory fish World Fish Migration Day (WFMD), held on May 21, 2016, will bring together more than 1,500 organizations, featuring more than 350 events worldwide. Organized by the World Fish Migration Foundation, this one day global initiative calls attention to the needs of migratory fish to ensure that more natural river networks... Read More