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The Dark Side of Safety

INTRODUCTION BY JOE MARGRAF, AFS PRESIDENT I feel so strongly about safety in the fisheries profession that I wanted to devote my column to the following piece written by our Second Vice President Scott A. Bonar. Bonar was compelled to write this by the sudden and untimely death of one of his graduate students. His... Read More

FISHERIES MAGAZINE – MARCH 2017

President's Column Sustainability R Us Policy Column AFS Shifts to New Approach in Policy FEATURES AND ESSAYS A Call for Evidence-Based Conservation and Management of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Standard Methods for Sampling Freshwater Fishes: Opportunities for International Collaboration How to Incorporate Experiential Learning in the Classroom to Address Complex Problems in Ecology Salient Needs for Conservation... Read More

Grand Challenges in the Management and Conservation of North American Inland Fishes and Fisheries

Even with long-standing management and extensive science support, North American inland fish and fisheries still face many conservation and management challenges. We used a grand challenges approach to identify critical roadblocks that if removed would help solve important problems in the management and long-term conservation of North American inland fish and fisheries. Inland fisheries are... Read More

Comparative Cost and Effort of Fish Distribution Detection via Environmental DNA Analysis and Electrofishing

By Nathan T. Evans, Patrick D. Shirey, Gary A. Lamberti, Jamin G. Wieringa and Andrew R. Mahon Fisheries conservation requires accurate knowledge of species identities and distributions. Fisheries are typically assessed via capture-based sampling, but managers frequently are unable to conduct extensive surveys due to budgetary constraints. Sampling of environmental DNA (eDNA) released by fish is... Read More

Diversity and the Ecology of AFS

By Joe Margraf, AFS President. The concept of diversity is ubiquitous throughout biology, ecology, and sociology and implies a greater likelihood of success and resilience. This is true of organizations as well, and the American Fisheries Society is no exception. The negative perception is that diversity comes at a cost to the most common demographic;... Read More

FISHERIES MAGAZINE – JANUARY 2017

President's Column The Value of International Connections Policy Column Future of the Nation’s Fisheries and Aquatic Resources: Challenges We Face in 2017 and Beyond Guest Column New National Fish Habitat Assessment Report Provides Key Information for Fish Conservation Planning Guest Column Setting Precedent in Export Regulations for Marine Fishes with Seahorses Section News The AFS Fish... Read More

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