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American Fisheries Society Publishes Action Items for New U.S. Administration on the Future of the Nation’s Fisheries and Aquatic Resources

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) today released its publication, Future of the Nation’s Fisheries and Aquatic Resources: The Challenges We Face in 2017 and Beyond, offering short and long-term solutions for protecting American aquatic habitats and helping fisheries professionals facing ongoing challenges. With recommendations for the new Presidential Administration, the document offers viable ways to... Read More

American Fisheries Society 2016 Fellows Named

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2016 Contact: Martha Wilson mwilson@fisheries.org Kansas City, MO (August 23, 2016) – At the American Fisheries Society (AFS) 146th Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Mo., AFS President Ron Essig recognized eight fisheries professionals named as AFS Fellows in 2016. AFS designates as Fellows of the Society certain members who have... Read More

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Joe Margraf Becomes President of American Fisheries Society

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2016 Contact: Martha Wilson mwilson@fisheries.org Joe Margraf of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, has become the 132nd President of the American Fisheries Society. Margraf supervises the western Cooperative Research Units of the U.S. Geological Survey, but will be retiring from that role shortly. He assumed office on August 24, 2016 at the AFS... Read More

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U.S. Forest Service Professional Dick Dyrland Receives Presidents’ Fishery Conservation Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2016 Contact: Martha Wilson mwilson@fisheries.org Dick Dyrland of the U.S. Forest Service received the Presidents' Fishery Conservation Award at the 2016 American Fisheries Society (AFS) Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri. AFS President Ron Essig presented the award at the meeting’s plenary session. The Presidents' Fishery Conservation Award is presented... Read More

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Great Lakes Fisheries Scientist Mike Jones Receives William E. Ricker Resource Conservation Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2016 Contact: Martha Wilson mwilson@fisheries.org Mike Jones, the Peter A. Larkin Professor of Quantitative Fisheries at Michigan State University, received the William E. Ricker Resource Conservation Award at the 2016 American Fisheries Society (AFS) Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri. AFS President Ron Essig presented the award at the meeting’s... Read More

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U.S. Forest Service & U.S. Geological Survey Professional Mark Hudy Receives Presidents’ Fishery Conservation Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2016 Contact: Martha Wilson mwilson@fisheries.org Mark Hudy of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) received the Presidents' Fishery Conservation Award at the 2016 American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri. AFS President Ron Essig presented the award at the meeting’s Plenary Session. The Presidents'... Read More