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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

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