Dose-Dependent Effects of the Clinical Anesthetic Isoflurane on Octopus vulgaris: A Contribution to Cephalopod Welfare

A Journal of Aquatic Animal Health article ( was recently cited in Science magazine’s “How to anesthetize an octopus” video at: Taylor & Francis is providing free access to the full article until December 31, 2014. Abstract Recent progress in animal welfare legislation relating to invertebrates has provoked interest in methods for the anesthesia of cephalopods, for.. read more →

20 Nov 2014
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Influence of Habitat Characteristics on Shore-Spawning Kokanee

Influence of Habitat Characteristics on Shore-Spawning Kokanee by Steven L. Whitlock, Michael C. Quist and Andrew M. Dux Abstract Sockeye Salmon Oncorhynchus nerka and kokanee (lacustrine Sockeye Salmon) commonly spawn in both lentic and lotic environments; however, the habitat requirements of shore spawners are virtually unknown relative to those of stream spawners. A laboratory experiment and.. read more →

30 Sep 2014
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AFS Comments on USEPA Pebble Mine

Click to download the AFS comments on USEPA Pebble Mine PDF. American Fisheries Society Organized 1870 to Promote the Conservation, Development and Wise Utilization of the Fisheries 5410 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 110 * Bethesda, Maryland 20814-2199 301-897-8616 * FAX 301-897-8096 * E-Mail:,   Donna Parrish                                                                                                 Douglas J. Austen President 2014-2015      .. read more →

In Memoriam: Keith Jefferts: 1931—2014

Keith Jefferts’ life was characterized by three great passions: salmon, science, and piloting—both air and sea. Much of it was spent at the controls of airplanes, helicopters, and the Wily King—on the trail of the wily King Salmon. Salmon and science combined to characterize or define the latter half of his life, when he returned.. read more →

Brazilian Scientist Integrates Legion of Honor of the International Congress

Brazilian scientist integrates Legion of Honor of the International Congress Biology of Fishes Vera Almeida is the first Brazilian in charge of the International Congress on the Biology of Fish, which discusses advances in aquatic ecosystems of the planet since 1994.  Since 1994, the event has been sponsored every two years by the American Fisheries.. read more →

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 →

AFS Undergraduate Travel Assistance Award

The Student Subsection of the Education Section of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) is seeking applicants for the 2014 Student Subsection of the Education Section of the AFS Undergraduate Travel Award. The Undergraduate Travel Award is funded by the Education Section and is designed to introduce undergraduate students to AFS at the Parent Society level.. read more →

NOAA Fisheries Economist Receives Presidential Early Career Award

NOAA Fisheries economist Alan Haynie is being recognized for his innovative work to ensure that fishery rules promote sustainable fishing. There are at least two species in every fishery: the fish, and the people who go after them. And there are at least two kinds of fishery scientists: those who study fish, and those who.. read more →

140 More Reasons to Join AFS in Quebec!

The AFS 2014 Annual Meeting in Quebec City now has 140 overseas attendees registered, representing the following countries: THE COUNTRIES ATTENDING THE AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY (AFS) ANNUAL MEETING IN QUEBEC (not including the United States, Canada, and Mexico): Australia Austria Belgium Brazil China Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Faroe Islands Finland France Germany Iceland India Ireland.. read more →

Two AFS Members appointed to the 2014 U.S. Commerce Department Regional Fishery Councils

The U.S. Commerce Department today announced the appointment of 22 new and returning members to the eight regional fishery management councils that partner with NOAA’s Fisheries Service to manage ocean fish stocks. Established by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the councils act to prepare fishery management plans for marine fish stocks in their.. read more →

President Obama Announces Two AFS Members in Key Administration Positions

WASHINGTON, DC – President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: • Donald L. Pereira – Commissioner, United States Section of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission Dr. Donald L. Pereira, Appointee for Commissioner, United States Section of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission Dr. Donald L. Pereira is.. read more →

Fisheries Magazine

Highlights of Fisheries Magazine – October 2014 In this Issue: COLUMNS President’s Commentary AFS Communications for the Ages Donna Parrish Policy When Is Sublethal Deadly? Thomas E. Bigford Letter from the Executive Director Fish Have No Nationalities, But Harvest Does Doug Austen   FEATURES Opportunistic Acoustic Telemetry Platforms: Benefits of Collaboration in the Gulf of.. read more →

Fisheries Magazine – July 2014

Highlights of Fisheries Magazine – June 2014 In this Issue: Land Use Threats to Fish Meet Our New Emerging Leaders What Makes an Angler Volunteer? Urgent Recommendations for American Eel Interview: Editors of Foundations of Fisheries Science TO ACCESS FISHERIES: Either click here to go directly to Taylor and Francis OR Members click here and.. read more →

Thierry Oberdorff—Plenary Speaker Abstract for the 144th AFS Annual Meeting

Patterns in Riverine Fish Diversity: A Macroecological Perspective Thierry Oberdorff,  Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris Here I develop a conceptual framework that views contemporary riverine fish diversity as a product of a series of filters operating at different spatial and temporal scales and combining different processes, the heart of which is the drainage basin. The.. read more →

Save the Date! National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation!

Save the Date National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation October 23-24, 2014 Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC _____________________________________________________________________________ Featuring keynote addresses by: Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell (invited) Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (invited) _____________________________________________________________________________ Conservation innovation is woven through our nation’s heritage. It is today and will be.. read more →

President’s Commentary—May 2014

Fisheries Ethics, or What Do You Want To Do with Your Scientific Knowledge in Addition to Earning a Living? Natural resource management involves much more than purely scientific or technological issues; it also involves ethics and values. Bob Hughes In its recent survey of fishery employers, AFS Special Committee on Educational Requirements found that there.. read more →

OREGON CHAPTER: 50th Year Anniversary Annual Meeting

The American Fisheries Society’s Oregon Chapter held their 50th anniversary annual meeting in Eugene, Oregon this past February 25-28, 2014. For a little flavor of the Oregon Chapter, read the beginning of President Todd Buchholz’s letter in their newsletter (then go read the rest here), and scroll down for some visual highlights! Welcome to our.. read more →

09 May 2014
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