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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Webinar on July 17: Chemistry to Conservation: Using Otoliths to Advance Fisheries Management

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 1 pm Eastern Time Presented by: Andrew Carlson – Michigan State University Sponsored by the AFS Education Section Otolith chemistry (aka, otolith microchemistry) is an effective technique for evaluating fish environmental history in diverse contexts. The science of otolith chemistry spans a variety of fisheries topics (e.g., natal origins, habitat use, movement,... Read More

Offshore Wind Energy Panel in Atlantic City

Scientists, fisheries stakeholders, wind developers, and representatives of conservation organizations will converge in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Tuesday, August 21, during the AFS Annual Meeting for a panel discussion on offshore wind energy. Offshore wind energy development is poised to rapidly expand in the United States, with the mid-Atlantic as the epicenter of development... Read More

Interior Appropriations Update

The House Appropriations Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee released a Fiscal Year 2019 funding bill last week that would restore funding to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units (CRUs) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s State and Tribal Wildlife Grants. President Trump’s FY19 budget proposal eliminated funding for the... Read More

Webinar on June 20: AFS Annual Meeting Preview

Join members of the Atlantic City planning team and AFS staff for a preview of the 148th Annual Meeting! This webinar has been rescheduled due to an Internet outage. Wednesday, June 20, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT Presenters include: Jeff Brust – Meeting Co-chair Shawn Johnston – AFS Meetings Manager Daphne Munroe –... Read More

Timeline to Replace Clean Water Rule Released; Congress Dips its Toes in WOTUS; AFS Seeks Experts to Synthesize Science on Importance of Headwaters Streams to Fish

Last week, the White House released an updated timeline to repeal and replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule, also known as the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. According to a document released on Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers will not finalize their planned repeal of the Clean... Read More

AFS seeks new Constitutional Consultant

Interested in learning the basics of Roberts Rules of Order? Do you get frustrated by poorly run business meetings and endless motions and seconds? Would you like to develop meeting management skills that will help not only in your AFS work but in many other aspects of your career or personal life? If so, the... Read More

Second Vice President Election Now Open

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is conducting an election for Second Vice President for the coming year. All current members are eligible to participate. The election begins May 15, 2018 and closes June 15, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. The candidates for Second Vice President are Margaret Murphy and Leanne Roulson. Please see your email for voting... Read More

Evaluating the Conservation Potential of Tributaries for Native Fishes in the Upper Colorado River Basin

Photo credit: U.S. Geological Survey We explored the conservation potential of tributaries in the upper Colorado River basin by modeling native fish species richness as a function of river discharge, temperature, barrier‐free length, and distance to nearest free‐flowing main‐stem section. We investigated a historic period prior to large‐scale water development and a contemporary period. In... Read More