Resolutions

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  • 2013:
    • Federal Funding for Programs to Prevent, Control, and Manage Aquatic Invasive Species (PDF)
  • 2011: 
    • Resolution on Ecological Separation of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Drainage Basins (PDF)
  • 2010: 
    • Resolution of Appreciation to the Hosts of the 140th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (PDF)
  • 2008
    • Resolution on the Development of Instream Flow Programs (PDF)
  • 2008:
    •AFS Evolution Resolution –  Concerning Teaching of Alternatives to Evolution (PDF)
    Resolution on the Establishment and Development of Comprehensive Safety Training Programs for Fisheries Personnel (PDF)
  • 2005:
    • Establishment and Development of Comprehensive Safety Training Programs for Fisheries Personnel (PDF)
  • 2001:
    • Resolution of Appreciation to the Hosts of the 131st Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (PDF)
  • 2000: 
    • Resolution of Appreciation to the Hosts of the 130th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (PDF)
  • 1999:
    • 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)
  • 1998:
    • Resolution of Appreciation to the Hosts of the 128th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (PDF)
  • 1997:
    • American Fisheries Society Support for Congressional Funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Program (Section 314) (PDF)
  • 1995:
    • 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)
  • 1994:
    • 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:
    • Elmination of the Nonindgenous [sic] Black Carp, Mylopharyngodon piceus (Richardson, 1846);
    • Resolution on Credentialism Related to the Hiring of Biologists and Ecologists
  • 1993:
    • 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) (PDF)
  • 1992:
    • 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)
  • 1991:
    • 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)
  • 1990:
    • 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)
  • 1989:
    • 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)
  • 1988:
    • 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)
  • 1987:
    • Resolution of Appreciation to the Hosts of the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (PDF)
  • 1986:
    • 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)
  • 1985:
    • 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)
  • 1984:
    • Resolution of Appreciation to the Hosts of the 114th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society;
    • Resolution – Coastal Fishery Habitat Programs (PDF)
  • 1983:
    • 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)
  • 1982:
    • Resolution of Appreciation to the Hosts of the 112th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society;
    • Resolution – International Negotiations on Acid Precipitation (PDF)
  • 1981:
    • 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)
  • 1980:
    • 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)
  • 1979:
    • Resolution No. 1 – Mitigation of Water Resources DevelopmentResolution;
    • No. 2 – Riparian-stream Ecosystem Policy; Resolution
    • No. 3 – A Federal Nongame Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act; Resolution
    • No. 4 – Planning and Management of Reservoir Projects; Resolution
    • No. 5 – Reservoir Fishery Research; Resolution
    • No. 6 – Acid Precipitation; Special Internal Resolution – recognizes Dr. James E. Deacon (PDF)
  • 1978
    • 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)
  • 1977:
    • Resolution 1 – Canada, Mexico and The United States of American Cooperation to Manage Common North American Fisheries;
    • Optimum Yield and the Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976;
    • AFS Member Participation in Outdoor Oriented Youth Groups;
    • Marine Angling Licenses; Genetic Considerations in Artificial Propagation of Fishes (PDF)
  • 1976:
    • Resolution 1 – Expansion of Dingell Johnson Program (PDF)
  • 1975:
    • 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)
  • 1973:
    • 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)
  • 1972:
    • 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)
  • 1971:
    • 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)
  • 1970:
    • Resolution No. 1 – Analysis of the Fish and Wildlife Role in Water Resource Development;
    • Resolution No. 2 – Reimbursement for Fishway Inspection;
    • Resolution No. 3 – Assessment and Compensation for Fish Losses Resulting From Super-Saturation of Nitrogen-Columbia River;
    • Resolution No. 4 – Intracontinental Movement of Undesirable Fishes;
    • Resolution No. 5 – Communicable Fish Diseases;
    • Resolution No. 6 – Control of Fish Diseases;
    • Resolution No. 7 – Use of DDT and Other Persistent Chlorinated Hydrocarbons;
    • Resolution No. 8 – Appreciation to the Hosts of the 95th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (PDF)
  • 1960’s:
    • 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)
  • 1959
    • 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)
  • 1958
    • 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)
  • 1956:
    • 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)
  • 1956:
    • 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)
  • 1955:
    • 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)