Science Guidelines

Guidelines for Fisheries Professionals regarding Scientific Conduct

Three major topics regarding scientific conduct have been addressed by the American Fisheries Society to help advance the professional and appropriate conduct of fisheries science: 1) Use of the Best Available Science, 2) Use of Fishes in Research and 3) Fisheries Safety. Each of these topics have a dedicated Standing Committee which reviews and revises the guidelines.

Best Science Committee

  • Patrick J. Sullivan, Chair
  • James M. Acheson
  • Paul L. Angermeier
  • Tony Faast
  • Jean Flemma
  • Cynthia M. Jones
  • E. Eric Knudsen
  • Thomas J. Minello
  • David H. Secor
  • Robert Wunderlich
  • Brooke A. Zanetell

Use of Fishes in Research Committee, 2014

American Fisheries Society

Jill A. Jenkins
National Wetlands Research Center
U.S. Geological Survey
Lafayette, LA 70506
jenkinsj@usgs.gov

Paul R. Bowser
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-6401
prb4@cornell.edu

James D. Bowker
Aquatic Animal Drug Approval Partnership Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Bozeman, MT 59715
jim_bowker@fws.gov

Randy MacMillan, Vice President
Clear Springs Foods, Inc.
Buhl, ID 83316
randy.macmillan@clearsprings.com

John G. Nickum
Nickum and Nickum
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268-2742
jgnickum@hotmail.com

James D. Rose
Professor Emeritus
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071
trout@uwyo.edu

Peter W. Sorensen
Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN 55108
soren003@umn.edu

Greg W. Whitledge
Center for Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901
gwhit@siu.edu

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists–AFS Liaison

Henry L. Bart, Jr.
Biodiversity Research Institute
Tulane University
Belle Chasse, LA 70037
hbartjr@tulane.edu

American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists–AFS Liaison

Joseph W. Rachlin
Laboratory for Marine and Estuarine Research
Department of Biological Sciences
Lehman College of the City University of New York
Bronx, NY 10468-1589
joseph.rachlin@lehman.cuny.edu

Barbara E. Warkentine
Science Department
Maritime College
State University of New York
Bronx, NY 10465-4198
synodus@aol.com

Professional Safety Committee

Bill Fisher (OK), Chair

Laura Csoboth (IL)

Don Dennerline (GA)

Casey Harthorn (NM)

Chris O’Bara (WV)

Larry Olmsted (ID)

Dennis Reicke (MS)

Roger Rulifson (NC)