Donna Parrish Becomes President of the American Fisheries Society

BETHESDA, MD—Donna L. Parrish of Burlington, Vermont, has become the 130th President of the American Fisheries Society. Parrish is the Unit Leader of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and a Research Professor in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. She assumed office on August.. read more →

A New Beginning for South African Native Fish

In an article in this month’s Fisheries, an international collaboration between AFS and South African institutions resulted in South Africa’s first non-native fish eradication using rotenone in February 2012 in the Rondegat River, a small headwater stream in South Africa’s Cape Floristic Region (CFR) that had been invaded by Smallmouth Bass. The CFR is a.. read more →

Marine and Coastal Fisheries 2014 Editorial Board

Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science Editorial Board 2013-2014 Editor-in-Chief Don Noakes Department of Mathematics and Statistics Thompson Rivers University 900 McGill Road, Box 3010 Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 5N3 CANADA Tel: 250-852-7182 Fax:  250-371-5675 E-mail:   Subject Editors Richard Brill Virginia Institute of Marine Science 102 Andrews Hall P.O. Box.. read more →

Little Chubs Migrate, Too

When you think of migrating fish, usually silvery salmon gracefully leaping up waterfalls in the Pacific Northwest come to mind. In fact, many freshwater fish migrate in order to spawn, even the small minnows and chubs of the large, muddy rivers of the Great Plains. These large rivers are now  interrupted by numerous dams, diversion.. read more →

AFS and SCB Statement for the “Oregon and California Lands Act of 2013”

February 6, 2014 Sen. Ron Wyden, Chair                                                             Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Ranking Member Committee on Energy & Natural Resources              .. read more →

Scientists Question Wyden O&C Logging Plan

For Immediate Release February 6, 2014 Contacts: Dominick A. DellaSala, Ph.D. (541-482-4459 x 302; 541-621-7223) Robert Hughes, Ph.D. (208-354-2632)   Scientists Question Wyden O&C Logging Plan Two preeminent scientific societies believe plan increases extinction risks for salmon, other threatened wildlife Washington, DC—Two international scientific organizations, the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) and the American Fisheries.. read more →

Tom Bigford Named AFS Policy Director

For Immediate Release: January 30, 2014 Contact: Beth Beard, 301-897-8616 x215, The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is pleased to welcome Tom Bigford as our new Policy Director starting on February 18. Bigford has been Chief of the Habitat Protection Division at the Office of Habitat Conservation at the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA).. read more →

Global Inland Fisheries Conference

Freshwater, Fish, and the Future: A Cross-Sectoral Conference to Sustain Livelihoods, Food Security, and Aquatic Ecosystems is a global conference being held at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome in January 2015. What makes this conference groundbreaking is its global, multidisciplinary approach to inland fisheries issues… read more →