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Monthly Archives: November 2017

House To Examine State Capacity to Administer Wetland Protection

The House Science, Space and Technology’s Subcommittee on the Environment is scheduled to discuss the future of the Waters of the U.S. Rule or “WOTUS” rule on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. The regulation determines which wetlands and small waterways are protected by the Clean Water Act.  The subcommittee will also examine state participation in administering... Read More

Science Societies Oppose Scalia Definition of WOTUS

In June, the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the proposed repeal of the 2015 Clean Water Rule in anticipation of replacing it with a narrower definition of “Waters of the U.S.” or “WOTUS.”   The EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers are currently soliciting recommendations for this new definition, the second... Read More

Forest Service Releases New Fish and Aquatic Strategy

On November 15, the USDA Forest Service released Rise to the Future: National Fish and Aquatic Strategy. In the 30 years since the inception of Rise to the Future, the Forest Service’s and the conservation community’s understanding of the threats and stressors that need to be addressed to achieve successful fish conservation outcomes have changed.... Read More

2017 Policy Overview and 2018 Engagement Outlook

In November, join AFS Policy Director Drue Winters, as she reviews fisheries policy issues that are trending in Washington, DC. We’ll take a look back at what’s been happening on Capitol Hill and in the administration related to fisheries in 2017 and a look forward at what we expect to happen in 2018. This is your... Read More

Fisheries Highlights – November 2017

President’s Commentary The Future of AFS Journals Policy Fish Need Infrastructure, Too Communications Expanding Our Reach: How AFS Staff and Units Have Advanced Communications in Just a Few Years FEATURES  Fish Bioenergetics 4.0: An R-Based Modeling Application The Fishery Resources of the Mississippi River: A Model for Conservation and Management … and more! Members click below for the November... Read More

The Future of AFS Journals

By Steve McMullin, AFS President. E-mail: [email protected] You probably have heard by now that one of the benefits of the Society’s new publishing contract with Wiley is that all AFS members will receive complimentary online access to all of our journals, plus another journal published by Wiley, beginning in January 2018. The rapidly changing world... Read More