Donna Parrish Becomes President of the American Fisheries Society

BETHESDA, MD—Donna L. Parrish of Burlington, Vermont, has become the 130th President of the American Fisheries Society. Parrish is the Unit Leader of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and a Research Professor in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. She assumed office on August.. read more →

Protecting Hidden Gems: Inland Fish and Fisheries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Beth Beard bbeard@fisheries.org 301-897-8616 office 240-687-3761 cell QUÉBEC CITY, CANADA—Inland fish and fisheries are the undervalued gems of aquatic environments around the globe. They hold a variety of roles fundamental to the health of ecosystems and provide income and food security for many of the world’s poorest people. Yet, these fisheries.. read more →

Fire and Fish: How Fire Management Affects Aquatic Ecosystems

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2014 Contact: Beth Beard bbeard@fisheries. 301-897-8616 office 240-687-3761 cell Québec City, Canada—With wildfires raging in the West this summer, it is time to reassess our knowledge-base and understanding of fire management. While humans may think they are helping when they control wildfires, they may actually be doing a disservice to.. read more →

Eel Experts Gather in Québec City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 15, 2014 Contact: Beth Beard bbeard@fisheries.org 301-897-8616 office 240-687-3761 cell EEL EXPERTS GATHER IN QUÉBEC CITY QUÉBEC CITY, CANADA—Eels are truly unusual fish with an ancient history dating back to the age of dinosaurs. Their biological makeup includes a rare trait—mature adults migrate to the Sargasso Sea in the middle of.. read more →

Halamid Aqua (Chloramine-T) Approved by FDA to Treat Fish Diseases

Axcentive SARL announced yesterday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center has approved Halamid® Aqua (100% chloramine-T) as a new therapeutic drug for use in fish.  Halamid® Aqua is an important weapon in the arsenal fisheries professionals use to combat fish diseases, and its approval is a major advance in fish health management. .. read more →

Letter to EPA on Bristol Bay Mining Assessment

31 March 2014 Gina McCarthy William Jefferson Clinton Building U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., 1101A Washington, DC 20460    Dear Administrator McCarthy: The American Fisheries Society (AFS) submits this letter in appreciation and support of the recently completed EPA report entitled “An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay,.. read more →

Better Road-Stream Crossing Designs Can Help Prevent Road Wash-outs and Help Fish

For Immediate Release February 18, 2014 Contact: Beth Beard 301-897-8616 x 215 bbeard@fisheries.org Better Road-Stream Crossing Designs Can Help Prevent Road Wash-outs and Help Fish When Tropical Storm Irene inundated the White River watershed in the Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont in 2011, many local roads washed out where stream culverts failed to handle.. read more →

Scientists Question Wyden O&C Logging Plan

For Immediate Release February 6, 2014 Contacts: Dominick A. DellaSala, Ph.D. (541-482-4459 x 302; 541-621-7223) Robert Hughes, Ph.D. (208-354-2632)   Scientists Question Wyden O&C Logging Plan Two preeminent scientific societies believe plan increases extinction risks for salmon, other threatened wildlife Washington, DC—Two international scientific organizations, the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) and the American Fisheries.. read more →

Tom Bigford Named AFS Policy Director

For Immediate Release: January 30, 2014 Contact: Beth Beard, 301-897-8616 x215, bbeard@fisheries.org The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is pleased to welcome Tom Bigford as our new Policy Director starting on February 18. Bigford has been Chief of the Habitat Protection Division at the Office of Habitat Conservation at the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA).. read more →

Imperiled Freshwater Organisms of North America Website

For Immediate Release: January 29, 2014 Contact: Beth Beard, 301-897-8616 x215, bbeard@fisheries.org The American Fisheries Society (AFS) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently renewed an agreement to host a website listing the imperiled fish, crayfish, snails, and mollusks of North America. Since 1972, the AFS Endangered Species Committee has been tracking the status of.. read more →

Urban Streams Face Many Challenges but Rehabilitation Still Helpful

For Immediate Release Contact: Beth Beard 22 January 2014 bbeard@fisheries.org 301-897-8616 x215 City life is hard on fish, according to a new pair of review papers in this month’s Fisheries, the magazine of the American Fisheries Society. A team of scientists, largely based in the Pacific Northwest, reviewed the many stressors of urban streams, along.. read more →