AFS Seeks Journal Editor

AFS Seeks Journal Editor The American Fisheries Society (AFS) seeks a scientist to serve as an editor of North American Journal of Aquaculture (NAJA). Editor must be committed to fast-paced deadlines, and would be appointed for a five-year renewable term. Duties include: Deciding on the suitability of contributed papers, and advising authors on what would.. read more →

New Book: Mangroves as Fish Habitat

With the continuing destruction of mangrove forests world-wide, their importance to fish populations by providing habitat connectivity, nursery grounds and trophic function is a rapidly expanding research area, and one that is increasingly at the focus of many coastal conservation issues. Based on papers and extended abstracts presented at the 2nd International Symposium on Mangroves.. read more →

Fisheries Magazine – July 2015

Highlights of Fisheries Magazine – July 2015 In this Issue: • Policy Column Silt Happens…Literally • Guest Column Point-Counterpoint: Be Flexible in the Number of Talks per Speaker at Meetings! • AFS News The 63rd Annual Business Meeting of the Northeastern Division • Student Angles The 2013–2014 Fenske Fellowship: Learning the Ins and Outs of.. read more →

New Book: Managing the Impacts of Human Activities on Fish Habitat

Fish species and their habitat are under threat from the impact of overfishing, pollution, and development. This book reviews the science, governance, and practice of assessing and managing these impacts, including use of ecosystem-based approaches (EBA). Describes innovations in use of EBA in managing economic development impacts, and highlights key features and requirements such as.. read more →

New AFS Book: Black Bass Diversity

The book’s 47 chapters cover the biological, ecological, genetic, and management concerns of endemic basses within the genus Micropterus. The opening chapters profile the nine recognized species of Micropterus, and describe their unique conservation needs. Later chapters are dedicated to fishery topics and the influences of human dimensions. New findings pertaining to life history, movement,.. read more →

New version of Fisheries Analysis and Modeling Simulator released!

The popular software “Fisheries Analysis and Modeling Simulator” (FAMS) version 1.64 has just been published.  The new version is compatible with Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 64-bit operating systems. FAMS simulates and evaluates the dynamics of exploited fish populations. It allows for the evaluation of minimum, slot, and inverted length limits and bag.. read more →

Introduction to the Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program

Do you know what the Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program is? The “Hutton Program” is a fisheries internship program for high school students and is sponsored by AFS. The goal of the Hutton Program is to diversify the fisheries profession by stimulating career interest among young people from underrepresented groups, including minorities and women. Hutton interns.. read more →

Hutton Scholar Studies study the Strait of Georgia’s Fish Population

AFS Members Francis Juanes and David Stormer Work With New Hutton Fellow, Amanda Noel. Esquimalt High student Amanda Noel has been spending her summer in the lab and in the field, working with University of Victoria professors Francis Juanes and David Stormer to study the Strait of Georgia’s fish population. Earlier this year, Noel received.. read more →

Fisheries Magazine – July 2014

Highlights of Fisheries Magazine – June 2014 In this Issue: Land Use Threats to Fish Meet Our New Emerging Leaders What Makes an Angler Volunteer? Urgent Recommendations for American Eel Interview: Editors of Foundations of Fisheries Science TO ACCESS FISHERIES: Either click here to go directly to Taylor and Francis OR Members click here and.. read more →

Policy Commentary—May 2014

Shall We Advocate? The question of advocacy is burning up the Society. In every survey we take, the vast majority want AFS to be an advocate for fishery resources. The points of fire are where to place ourselves along the continuum between fervid and apathetic, who we join forces with or whether we should act.. read more →

Boom and Bust in Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan’s balancing act Boom and bust: Nature is full of examples of what happens when the balance between predators and prey gets out of whack. But when that balance is between two nonnative species in the vastly altered ecosystem of the Great Lakes, puzzling patterns may emerge. In a recent paper in Transactions of.. read more →

Plenary Speaker Abstracts

Plenary Speaker Abstracts for the 144th Annual Meeting Early Bird Registration is still open!  Louis Bernatchez “To get the most out of public money, it is thus crucial to maintain national funding strategies that will ensure an optimal balance between long-term basic research vs. short-term utilitarian research.” Think/Act Globally and Locally; The Essential Contribution of.. read more →


Committee Volunteers Our mission can be fulfilled through the time and knowledge volunteered by members just like you. I hope that this will be the year that you serve on one of the society’s many committees! Check out the application by clicking the title or below link to learn the ways in which you can.. read more →

Draft policy statement

POSITION PAPER FOR DRAFT AFS MINING POLICY (for comment) Please send comments to read more →

Membership Vote

Constitution Membership Amendments read more →

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) Joins the Coalition Renews Drive for Federal Funding of Conservation, Recreation and Historic Preservation

News for Immediate Release Nov. 1f, 2013 Contact: Brandon Helm, 202-639-8727, ext. 17, Tony Jackson, 202-639-8727, ext 24, The American Fisheries Society (AFS) Joins the Coalition Renews Drive for Federal Funding of Conservation, Recreation and Historic Preservation 500-plus organization, including the American Fisheries Society (AFS), unite to urge Congress to strongly fund federal programs supporting key pillars.. read more →

Fisheries Leaders in Washington Gather for Historic Dialogue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fisheries Leaders in Washington Gather for Historic Dialogue AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY – AFS Bethesda, MD November 15, 2013 5410 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 110 (301) 897-8616   “We can help foster collaboration across multiple agencies and non-governmental organizations to address the broad-scale issues affecting our fish resources.” Bob Hughes, president of the American.. read more →

Brook Trout and Fracking

Brook Trout and Fracking The expansion of hydraulic fracturing — fracking, as most people refer to it — is a process where extreme water pressure is used to drill into rocks in order to release natural gas. The paper Hydraulic Fracturing and Brook Trout Habitat in the Marcellus Shale Region: Potential Impacts and Research Needs.. read more →

[Miafs] FW: U.S. FWS Aquatic Animal Drug Approval Partnership (AADAP) Program Newsletter (Sep 2013)

The September 2013 issue (Volume 9-2) of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) Aquatic Animal Drug Approval Partnership (AADAP) Program Newsletter is now available. Click here to download a copy. read more →

NOAA Budget Briefings & Blue Book Available Online

Statement from Dr. Kathryn Sullivan on NOAA’s FY 2014 Budget Request Overview of NOAA Fisheries’ Budgets for Fiscal 2013 & 2014 Presentation to NOAA Fisheries’ Stakeholders April 23, 2013 NOAA’s FY2014 Budget Blue Book read more →