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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Candidate Q & A: Leanne Roulson

Note: Also see the official candidate statement. Voting will open on May 15. Check your email for voting instructions and note that only members who have renewed for 2018 are eligible to vote. With the 150th anniversary of AFS approaching, can you explain what the Society stands for now and how it should prepare itself to succeed... Read More

Candidate Q & A: Margaret Murphy

Note: Also see the official candidate statement. Voting will open on May 15. Check your email for voting instructions and note that only members who have renewed for 2018 are eligible to vote. With the 150th anniversary of AFS approaching, can you explain what the Society stands for now and how it should prepare itself to succeed... Read More

AFS and USGS Host Capitol Hill Roundtable on Extreme Events

On April 12, AFS and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) hosted a roundtable discussion with congressional staff on impacts on inland fish from extreme weather events like hurricanes, flood, drought, and forest fires. USGS scientists cautioned that as these extreme events increase in frequency and severity they will have significant ecological consequences for inland fisheries and... Read More

USACE Extends Pebble Mine EIS Scoping Period through June 29

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking input on the appropriate contents of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Pebble Mine project and has extended the deadline to submit comments to June 29, 2018. The objective of the scoping is to identify specific elements of the environment that might be affected by the Pebble... Read More

AFS, at Your Service

Throughout my time serving as an officer of the American Fisheries Society (AFS), I have engaged in many discussions concerning membership. Those discussions have concerned topics such as how many members we have, why we don’t have more members, why many fisheries professionals attend Chapter meetings but do not become AFS members, and what can... Read More

The International Pacific Halibut Commission and Social Media

  The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) is a public international organization that was established in 1923 by an agreement between Canada and the United States. Its mandate is to perform research on and manage Pacific Halibut Hippoglossus stenolepis stocks within the waters of both nations. Every year the IPHC staff conducts numerous scientific projects to... Read More

Social Media May Empower Fisheries Students via Learning Networks

Photo credit: D. J. Orth. Social media has great, unrealized potential to improve student learning and engagement. Whereas some traditional face‐to‐face instruction may encourage “cram, pass, and forget” learning strategies, a holistic approach to student learning requires smart use of social media to facilitate long‐term personal, professional, and scholarly development. In this paper, I advocate... Read More

Social Media for Fisheries Science and Management Professionals: How to Use It and Why You Should

  Photo credit: scyther5/Shutterstock   Social media has revolutionized how people communicate with one another. This has important implications for science, environmental advocacy, and natural resource management, with numerous documented professional benefits for people in each of these fields. Some fisheries management professionals have been wary of social media use, in no small part due... Read More