Resolutions

The Official Resolutions of the American Fisheries Society

The American Fisheries Society typically makes at least one resolution annually. Resolutions are simply formal statements, typically of support for an idea or appreciation.  Resolutions are written by the Resolutions Committee.  To get involved, please contact the appropriate Committee Chair and apply for appointment on the Resolutions Committee.

  • Click for the Policy Resolution 2013 (PDF)
    • Federal Funding for Programs to Prevent, Control, and Manage Aquatic Invasive Species (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 2011 (PDF)
    • Resolution on Ecological Separation of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Drainage Basins (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 2010 (PDF)
    • Resolution of Appreciation to the Hosts of the 140th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 2008 (PDF)
    • Resolution on the Development of Instream Flow Programs  (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 2008 (PDF)
    • AFS Evolution Resolution -  Concerning Teaching of Alternatives to Evolution
    • Resolution on the Establishment and Development of Comprehensive Safety Training Programs for Fisheries Personnel (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 2005 (PDF)
    • Establishment and Development of Comprehensive Safety Training Programs for Fisheries Personnel  (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 2001 (PDF)
    • Resolution of Appreciation to the Hosts of the 131st Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 2000 (PDF)
    • Resolution of Appreciation to the Hosts of the 130th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1999 (PDF)
    • Support of the Lake Ontario Water Level Study;
    • Resolution of Appreciation to the Hosts of the 129th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1998 (PDF)
    • Resolution of Appreciation to the Hosts of the 128th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1997 (PDF)
    • American Fisheries Society Support for Congressional Funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Program (Section 314) (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1995 (PDF)
    • Resolution-Refinement of the Master, Water-Control Manual for the Missouri River;
    • Resolution-Support of the Conservation Reserve Program;
    • Resolution-Enhanced Environmental Review of Drainage Projects (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1994 (PDF)
    • Resolution of Appreciation to the Hosts of the 124th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society;
    • Resolution – Management of Large River-FloodPlain Ecosystems; Resolution – Fishery Impacts from Low Dissolved Oxygen Discharges at Hydroelectric Projects;
    • Resolution on Rotenone Stewardship Program;
    • Resolution – Protecting Native Molluscan Biodiversity:
    • Elimination of the Nonindgenous [sic] Black Carp, Mylopharyngodon piceus (Richardson, 1846);
    • Resolution – Regulation of Mercury in Disposal of Fluorescent Lamps;
    • Resolution – Management of Large River-Floodplan [sic] Ecosystems;
    • Resolution by the American Fisheries Society in Support of Program Requirement Funding for the Great Lakes Fishery Commission;
    • Resolution – Protecting Native Molluscan Biodiversity;
    • Elimination of the Nonindigenous [sic] Black Carp, Mylopharyngodon piceus (Richardson, 1846);
    • Resolution on Credentialism Related to the Hiring of Biologists and Ecologists (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1993 (PDF)
    • Resolution by the American Fisheries Society in Support of Program Requirement Funding for the Great Lakes Fishery Commission:
    • Resolution of Appreciation to the Hosts of the 123rd  Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1992 (PDF)
    • Resolution of Appreciation to the Hosts of the 122nd Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society;
    • Resolution to Support Abolition or Repeal of the 1872 Mining Law;
    • Resolution Representation in Connection with Public Law 101-646 (Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevent Control Act of 1990) (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1991 (PDF)
    • Resolution: Stable Federal Funding for Tribal Fisheries Enhancement;
    • Resolution for the Conservation of Western Atlantic Bluefin Tuna;
    • Resolution of Appreciation to the Hosts of the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1990 (PDF)
    • Resolution of Appreciation to the Hosts of the 120th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society;
    • Resolution – The Biology and Conservation of Rare Fish;
    • Resolution – Proposed Upper Ohio River Island Refuge System;
    • Resolution – Proposed Non-Food Fish Definition;
    • Resolution – Proposed Large Rivers Research Initiative;
    • Resolution – Initiative to Facilitate Aquaculture Drug Registration;
    • Resolution – Unintentional Nonindigenous Species Introduction: Prevention, Research, And Control;
    • Resolution – Great Lakes Coastal Barriers; Resolution – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Hydropower Program; (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1989 (PDF)
    • Resolution 1 – Proposed Great Lakes Inland Waterway
    • Resolution 2 – Great Lakes Fishery Commission Funding;
    • Resolution 3 – Discharge of ballast water from ocean-going vessels in the Great Lakes and other North American waters;
    • Resolution 4 – To promote international agreement to reduce drift gillnet by-catch of salmon, steelhead, sea turtles, marine mammals, and sea birds;
    • Resolution 5 – Mitigation of acid mine drainage;
    • Resolution 6 – Clean Air;
    • Resolution 7 – Appreciation to the Hosts of the 119th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1988 (PDF)
    • Resolution of Appreciation to the Hosts of the 118th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society;
    • Resolution - The United States National Park and National Forest Natural-Burn Policy;
    • Resolution - to Provide for Sound Ecosystem Management Incorporating Marine Mammals;  (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1987 (PDF)
    • Resolution of Appreciation to the Hosts of the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society  (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1986 (PDF)
    • Resolution of Appreciation to the Hosts of the 116th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society;
    • Resolution - Staffing of Federal Aid Office; Resolution - Regarding Zander Introduction into North Dakota  (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1985 (PDF)
    • Resolution of Appreciation to the Hosts of the 115th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society;
    • Resolution - Farm Legislation;
    • Riparian Habitat on Public Lands; (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1984 (PDF)
    • Resolution of Appreciation to the Hosts of the 114th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society;
    • Resolution - Coastal Fishery Habitat Programs (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1983 (PDF)
    • Resolution: Maintenance of Wetlands by the Clean Water Act;
    • Resolution - Small Hydroelectric Facilities;
    • Resolution - National Fishing Week;
    • Resolution - Maintenance of the National Fish Hatchery System;
    • Resolution - Maintenance of the Cooperative Research Unit Program;
    • Resolution of Appreciation to the Hosts of the 113th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society(PDF) (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1982 (PDF)
    • Resolution of Appreciation to the Hosts of the 112th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society;
    • Resolution - International Negotiations on Acid Precipitation (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1981 (PDF)
    • Resolution to Fund the National Aquaculture Act
    • Resolution - Budget Support for the Cooperative Research Unit Program;
    • Resolution - Fishery Impacts of Low-Head Hydroelectric Dams;
    • Resolution - Control of Acid Precipitation;
    • Resolution - Opposition to Non-Managed Withdrawals of Ground Water;
    • Resolution - Streamline and Shorten Federal Review Processes for Implementation of Regional Fishery Management Plans;
    • Resolution of Appreciation to the Hosts of the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1980 (PDF)
    • Resolution No. 1 - Professional Resource Administrators;
    • Resolution No. 2 - Consolidation of U.S. Fishery Management Authority;
    • Resolution No.3 - (missing):
    • Resolution No. 4 - Year of the Coast;
    • Resolution No. 5 - Appreciation to the Hosts of the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society;
    • Resolution No. 6 - Management of Native American Treaty Fisheries (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1979 (PDF)
    • Resolution No. 1 – Mitigation of Water Resources DevelopmentResolution;
    • Resolution No. 2 – Riparian-stream Ecosystem Policy; Resolution
    • Resolution No. 3 – A Federal Nongame Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act; Resolution
    • Resolution No. 4 – Planning and Management of Reservoir Projects; Resolution
    • Resolution No. 5 – Reservoir Fishery Research; Resolution
    • Resolution No. 6 – Acid Precipitation; Special Internal Resolution – recognizes Dr. James E. Deacon  (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1978 (PDF)
    • Resolution No.1 – Appropriate Authorized Funding for the Renewable Resources Extension Program of 1978;
    • Resolution No. 2 – Identify Potential For Fish Kills From Dissolved Gas Supersaturation at Dams;
    • Resolution No. 3 – Great Lakes Fishery Plan;
    • Resolution No. 4 – Management of Billfishes;
    • Resolution No. 5 – Upper Mississippi River Basin and Barge Operators;
    • Resolution No. 6 – Columbia River Anadromous Fishery;
    • Resolution No. 7 – Federal Environment Education Act;
    • Resolution No. 8 – Providing Access to Waters During Highway Bridge Replacement;
    • Resolution No. 9 – Riparian and Aquatic Habitat Management on Public Lands (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1977 (PDF)
    • Resolution 1 – Canada, Mexico and The United States of American Cooperation to Manage Common North American Fisheries;
    • Resolution 2 - Optimum Yield and the Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976;
    • Resolution 3 - AFS Member Participation in Outdoor Oriented Youth Groups;
    • Resolution 4 - Marine Angling Licenses; Genetic Considerations in Artificial Propagation of Fishes  (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1976 (PDF)
    • Resolution 1 – Expansion of Dingell Johnson Program (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1975 (PDF)
    • Anadromous Fish Conservation Act;
    • Fish Habitat Management Policy;
    • U.S. Bureau of Land Management;
    • Interstate Transportation of Fish;
    • Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act;
    • Land Use Policy;
    • Suggested Maine Fisheries Management Act to Improve Fisheries Management;
    • Aerial Fish Stocking  (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1973 (PDF)
    • Resolution No. 2 – Stream Alteration Projects;
    • Resolution No. 3 – Federal Water Project Recreation Act;
    • Resolution No. 3 – Federal Water Project Recreation Act;
    • Resolution No. 4 – Federal Legislation H.R. 75, Relating to Fish and Wildlife Programs on Federal Lands and fee to be Charged;
    • Resolution No. 5 – Fish and Wildlife Management and Public Access on Military Installations;
    • Resolution No. 2 [sic] – Reimbursement of the North American Atlantic Salmon Council Objectives Membership Fee (PDF)  (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1972 (PDF)
    • Resolution No. 2 – Protection of Salmonid Fishes With Unique Genetic Characteristics;
    • Resolution No. 3 – A Suggested Study of Supply and Demand for Fisheries Biologists;
    • Resolution No. 5 – Endorsement of the Formation of a Fisheries Chiefs Section within the American Fisheries Society;
    • Resolution No. 6 – Representation of Sport Fishing Interests at the Law of the Seas Conference; Resolution
    • No. 7 – Establishment of Jurisdictional Rights for Marine Fisheries;
    • Resolution No. 8 – Proposed Corps of Engineers Permit American Cyanamid Company, Savannah Harbor Dockage for Waste Disposal Barge;
    • Resolution No. 9 – Proposed Position Statement on Exotic Aquatic Organisms’ Introductions  (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1971 (PDF)
    • Resolution No. 1- Regulation of Man-Made Discharges of Mercury and Other Heavy Metals into the Environment;
    • Resolution No. 2 – Adoption of More Realistic Values for Recreational Man-Day Uses ;
    • Resolution No. 3 – Interbasin Diversion of Water for Domestic Water Supplies;
    • Resolution No. 4 – Commendation to the Department of the Interior and Officials of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services;
    • Resolution No. 5 – On the Introduction of Foreign Fishes  (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1970 (PDF)
    • Resolution of Appreciation to the Hosts of the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society  (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1960 (PDF)
    • Resolution No. 1- Establishment of Regional Chairmen as Vice-Presidents of the Society
    • Resolution No. 2 - Regulation of Pesticides Programs;
    • Resolution No. 3 - Control of Radioactive Wastes:
    • Resolution No. 4 - Federal Assistance for Waste Treatment Facilities;
    • Resolution No. 5 - Establishment of a National Aquarium;
    • Resolution No. 6 - Funds for Research Programs on High Dams;
    • Resolution No. 7 - Appreciation of Colorado Game and Fish Department;
    • Resolution No. 8 - Elimination of Standing Committees;
    • Resolution No. 9 - Elimination of the Office of Librarian;
    • Resolution No. 10 - Elimination of Duties of Librarian (PDF)  (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1959 (PDF)
    • Resolution No. 1- Registration Fee at Annual Meeting;
    • Resolution No. 2 - Reinstatement of Members;
    • Resolution No. 3 - Revision of Bylaws Pertaining to Water Pollution Committee;
    • Resolution No. 4 - Revision of Bylaws Pertaining to Committee on Names of Fishes;
    • Resolution No. 5 - Encouragement of Biological Aspects of Oceanographic Research;
    • Resolution No. 6 - Access to Recreational Areas from Highways;
    • Resolution No. 7 - Opposition to Construction of Nez Perce Dam in the Columbia River;
    • Resolution No. 8 - Transfer of State of Maryland to Southern Division;
    • Resolution No. 9 - Pesticides Research;
    • Resolution No. 10 - Appreciation to Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1958 (PDF)
    • Resolution No. 1- Publications of the Transactions;
    • Resolution No. 2 - Mail Ballots;
    • Resolution No. 3 - Finance Committee;
    • Resolution No. 4 - Membership and Dues;
    • Resolution No. 5 - Financial Assistance;
    • Resolution No. 6 - Cooperation with Trout Farmers Association;
    • Resolution No. 7 - Affiliation with AIBS [sic: AIFRB];
    • Resolution No. 8 - Professional Standards Committee;
    • Resolution No. 9 - Dingell-Johnson Funds;
    • Resolution No. 10 - Memorial to Dr. H.S. Davis;
    • Resolution No. 11 - Appreciation for Courtesies;
    • Resolution No. 12 - Recreational of Waters;
    • Resolution No. 13 - Protection of Anadromous Fishes;
    • Resolution No. 14 - Encouragement of Research;
    • Resolution No. 15 - Selective Fish Toxicants;
    • Resolution No. 16 - Attendance of Annual Meeting (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1956 (PDF)
    • Resolution No. 1- Increase in Membership Dues;
    • Resolution No. 2 - Encouragement of Basic Research;
    • Resolution No. 3 - Fishing Use of Water Storage Reservoirs;
    • Resolution No. 4 - Safe-guarding Recreational Use of Waters;
    • Resolution No. 5 - Thanks to Editor Kiyoshi G. Fukano;
    • Resolution No. 6 - Appreciation to the Hosts of the 86th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society  (PDF)
  • Click for the Policy Resolution 1955 (PDF)
    • Resolution No. 1- National Fish Week;
    • Resolution No. 2 - Inland Fisheries;
    • Resolution No. 3 - Funds for Recreational Use of National Forest;
    • Resolution No. 4 - Integration of Wildlife Conservation Programs;
    • Resolution No. 5 - Amending the Federal Power Act;
    • Resolution No. 6 - Importation of Fish and Fish Eggs and Ports of Entry;
    • Resolution No. 7 - Water Pollution;
    • Resolution No. 8 - Pollution;
    • Resolution No. 9 - Thanks to Dr. William C. Beckman;
    • Resolution No. 10 - Appreciation to the Hosts of the 85th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (PDF)