AIFRB W.F. Thompson Award

 Nominations are open for the W.F. Thompson Award, which will be given by the American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists (AIFRB) to recognize the best student paper in fisheries science published during 2015. The award will consist of a check for up to US$10 00 as determined by the Board of Control, a certificate,  and a... Read More

What Should Your State Fish Be? Improving Public Awareness of Endemic Fishes in the United States

The United States boasts an exceptionally diverse fauna of freshwater fishes, with many unique and regionally endemic species. Unfortunately, range reduction and extinction of endemic species, combined with the introduction and spread of nonnative species, is homogenizing these unique regional faunas (Rahel 2000). Given the relative obscurity of nongame fishes to the vast majority of... Read More


President's Column The Value of International Connections Policy Column Future of the Nation’s Fisheries and Aquatic Resources: Challenges We Face in 2017 and Beyond Guest Column New National Fish Habitat Assessment Report Provides Key Information for Fish Conservation Planning Guest Column Setting Precedent in Export Regulations for Marine Fishes with Seahorses Section News The AFS Fish... Read More

News Bites – January 2017

Ruby seadragon spotted in the wild The aquatic twilight zone "The loneliest whale in the world?" Is there a link between warming waters & lobster landings? "The 7 Wonderful Pikes, Pickerels, and Muskies of the World!" Have you met the oxeye oreodory? "In Search of Suckers" Archerfish spit water above and below water Nudibranchs: "jewels" and... Read More

Fisheries Techniques, Third Edition, Now Available as a Digital Download

Now Available - PDF downloads (complete book or individual chapters) of the acclaimed and widely-used Fisheries Techniques, third edition. Available since 2013 (previously in hard copy only), Fisheries Techniques is the comprehensive instructional and reference volume on fisheries sampling and analysis techniques. The third edition describes the techniques and approaches used to collect and analyze... Read More

NOAA and AFS: Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management

  AFS is entering the third year of its most recent cooperative agreement with NOAA Fisheries. AFS has been working with NOAA Fisheries since 2015 to disseminate news about the agency’s work on ecosystem-based approaches to fisheries management. We organized three congressional briefings in 2015 and are working on one for the coming months. As... Read More