Monthly Archives: April 2017

Conservation Challenges and Research Needs for Pacific Lamprey in the Columbia River Basin

By Benjamin J. Clemens, Richard J. Beamish, Kelly C. Coates, Margaret F. Docker,  Jason B. Dunham, Ann E. Gray, Jon E. Hess, Jeffrey C. Jolley, Ralph T. Lampman, Brian J. McIlraith, Mary L. Moser, Joshua G. Murauskas, David L. G. Noakes, Howard A. Schaller, Carl B. Schreck, Steven J. Starcevich, Bianca Streif, Stan J. van de Wetering, Joy Wade, Laurie A. Weitkamp,Lance A. Wyss. The Pacific Lamprey Entosphenus tridentatus, an anadromous fish native to... Read More

Policy Update April 2017

As part of our new AFS approach to policy work, the Society recently spent a day in the halls of Congress. In response to on-going efforts to modernize the Endangered Species Act, Tom Bigford and Patrick Shirey met with Legal Counsel and the Marine Policy Fellow in Sen. Booker’s (D-NJ) office and with the Senior... Read More

Membership Vote on Rules Changes

Membership votes to accompany the AFS officer elections Establish a Science Communication Section of the American Fisheries Society Background:  The purpose of the new section is to advance the Society’s promotion of scientific research and sustainable management of fisheries resources by expanding the science communication knowledge and skills of AFS members.  A Science Communication Section... Read More


Guest President’s Column The Dark Side of Safety Policy Column Adding Ecosystems to Fisheries Management Second Vice President Candidate Statements Brian R. Murphy and Gary Whelan FEATURES  Causes and Consequences of Straying into Small Populations of Pacific Salmon Estimating Fish Mortality Rates Using Telemetry and Multistate Models Inland Fisheries Habitat Management: Lessons Learned from Wildlife Ecology and... Read More

Causes and Consequences of Straying into Small Populations of Pacific Salmon

Pacific salmon straying has been heavily studied for several decades, particularly from the perspective of the populations that donate the stray migrants. Conservation consequences are experienced primarily by the populations that receive strays, though, and there is recent evidence of significant levels of genetic introgression in small recipient populations, which could contribute to the loss... Read More

The Dark Side of Safety

INTRODUCTION BY JOE MARGRAF, AFS PRESIDENT I feel so strongly about safety in the fisheries profession that I wanted to devote my column to the following piece written by our Second Vice President Scott A. Bonar. Bonar was compelled to write this by the sudden and untimely death of one of his graduate students. His... Read More