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New Study by AFS Members: Salmon Smolts Find Safety in Numbers

Using tags surgically implanted into thousands of juvenile salmon, University of British Colombia researchers have discovered that many fish die within the first few days of migration from their birthplace to the ocean. “We knew that on average 10 to 40 million smolts leave Chilko Lake every year and only about 1.5 million return as... Read More

Interview: Q&A with John Waldman

John Waldman is a professor of biology at Queens College, Queens, NY 11367. E-mail: john.waldman@qc.cuny.edu How did you get involved with the work you are doing now—what led you into this particular line of research? Though I grew up in the Bronx, I lived in walking distance of Long Island Sound. There I had an... Read More

Brushes with Greatness: Preserving Original Maynard Reece Fish Art

Jeff Kopaska Iowa Department of Natural Resources, 1436 255th St., Boone, IA 50036. E-mail: Jeff.Kopaska@dnr.iowa.gov Recently, the Iowa Chapter of the American Fisheries Society awarded a Fisheries Project Grant for the restoration of the original Maynard Reece fish prints housed at the Rathbun Fish Hatchery. The grant award will be used in conjunction with a... Read More

A Life of Fishing and Fisheries Conservation

The Steven Berkeley Marine Conservation Fellowship was established in 2007 to honor the memory of Steve Berkeley, a dedicated fisheries scientist with a passionate interest in integrating the fields of marine ecology, conservation biology, and fisheries science to improve fisheries management. Through this fellowship, Steve’s legacy lives on by supporting graduate student research in marine... Read More

The Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association

by Lonnie Gonsalves, Marybeth Brey, and Cecilia Lewis - The Executive Committee for the AFS Equal Opportunities Section The AFS Equal Opportunities Section is dedicated to highlighting the value of diversity and increasing the participation of underrepresented groups within AFS and fisheries science. By sharing the stories of various groups, we are often able to see... Read More