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Monthly Archives: March 2017

March for Science

Science is foundational to the American Fisheries Society (AFS) and we strongly support scientific research, science application to management and policy, and the science education of our members and of society. The March for Science, set for April 22, in Washington, D.C., and in various locations around the world, is a non-political event that will... Read More

FISHERIES MAGAZINE – MARCH 2017

President's Column Sustainability R Us Policy Column AFS Shifts to New Approach in Policy FEATURES AND ESSAYS A Call for Evidence-Based Conservation and Management of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Standard Methods for Sampling Freshwater Fishes: Opportunities for International Collaboration How to Incorporate Experiential Learning in the Classroom to Address Complex Problems in Ecology Salient Needs for Conservation... Read More

A Voice for the Fish—and Our Profession

Now, more than ever, our fisheries and aquatic resources and the people who manage them need the support of a strong scientific community. Together we’ve seen the benefits of our work in action—the Wallop-Breaux Sport Fish Restoration Act and Magnuson-Stevens Act transformed fisheries management. Today, as these programs face unprecedented threats, it’s crucial for AFS... Read More

Grand Challenges in the Management and Conservation of North American Inland Fishes and Fisheries

Even with long-standing management and extensive science support, North American inland fish and fisheries still face many conservation and management challenges. We used a grand challenges approach to identify critical roadblocks that if removed would help solve important problems in the management and long-term conservation of North American inland fish and fisheries. Inland fisheries are... Read More

Comparative Cost and Effort of Fish Distribution Detection via Environmental DNA Analysis and Electrofishing

By Nathan T. Evans, Patrick D. Shirey, Gary A. Lamberti, Jamin G. Wieringa and Andrew R. Mahon Fisheries conservation requires accurate knowledge of species identities and distributions. Fisheries are typically assessed via capture-based sampling, but managers frequently are unable to conduct extensive surveys due to budgetary constraints. Sampling of environmental DNA (eDNA) released by fish is... Read More