Press Releases

Smallmouth bass. Courtesy, Gretchen Hansen, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

In Hot Water: Climate Change is Affecting North American Fish

Release Date: June 29, 2016 Contact: Martha Wilson (301) 897-8616 x233 Climate change is already affecting inland fish across North America — including some fish that are popular with anglers. Scientists are seeing a variety of changes in how inland fish reproduce, grow and where they can live, according to four new studies published... 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 in Quebéc City

EEL EXPERTS GATHER IN QUÉBEC CITY             August 15, 2014 Contact: Beth Beard 301-897-8616 office 240-687-3761 cell 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... Read More

Urban Streams Face Many Challenges but Rehabilitation Still Helpful

Urban Streams Face Many Challenges but Rehabilitation Still Helpful For Immediate Release Contact: Beth Beard 22 January 2014 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... Read More

Imperiled Freshwater Organisms of North America Website

Imperiled Freshwater Organisms of North America Website For Immediate Release: January 29, 2014 Contact: Beth Beard, 301-897-8616 x215 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... Read More

Photo of American Fisheries Society Policy Director Tom Bigford on Capitol Hill in DC

Tom Bigford Named AFS Policy Director

For Immediate Release: January 30, 2014 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) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for... Read More