Monthly Archives: July 2018

Flannelmouth Sucker: The Ironhorse of the Colorado River Basin

When I began graduate school in 2012 at Kansas State University, I was excited to work with the highly endemic fishes of the Colorado River basin, particularly federally endangered Colorado Pikeminnow Ptychocheilus lucius. However, low catch rates combined with limited historical catch data for Colorado Pikeminnow shifted my research focus toward community‐wide investigations of native and... Read More An Online Genetic Repository for Salmon and Steelhead Genetic Baselines

FishGen is a final repository for Pacific salmon Oncorhynchus spp. and steelhead O. mykissgenetic data generated as part of the genetic stock identification and parentage‐based tagging projects in the Columbia River basin and throughout the Pacific Coast of North America. Resource Data, Inc., developed this web‐based, GIS‐interfaced software, which is freely available to the public, with funding from... Read More

American Fisheries Society Publishes Special Journal Section on Ancient Fishes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2018 Contact: Martha Wilson Tel. 202.445.9514 [email protected] ANGLING FOR DINOSAURS: NEW RESEARCH ON ANCIENT FISHES American Fisheries Society publishes special section on Ancient Fishes (Bethesda, MD) July 20, 2018 – The American Fisheries Society (AFS) has published a special section of Transactions of the American Fisheries Society titled “Angling for... Read More

Proposed Legislative and Regulatory Changes for Endangered Species

In mid-July, Senator John Barrasso (R.-Wyo.), Chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, released a “discussion draft” of a bill that seeks to amend the Endangered Species Act.  The committee held a hearing on July 17 to explore the proffered changes. The bill is largely based on the recommendations of the Western Governors Association for... Read More

Administration Flip Flops on Rationale for WOTUS Repeal

The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have taken a new tack to repeal the 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule or WOTUS Rule.  On July 6, the agencies issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking to amend a July 2017 proposed action that delayed the implementation of the WOTUS Rule with a... Read More

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Introduced in Senate

The bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, S.B. 3223, was introduced in the Senate on Tuesday by Sen. James Risch (R-Idaho), and cosponsored by Senators Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.); Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.). The bill would authorize up to $1.3 billion annually, subject to appropriations, for state fish and wildlife agencies to support... Read More


The AFS Officers are happy to announce that Leanne Roulson has been elected by membership to serve as the Second Vice President for the Society, taking effect at the end of the Annual Meeting in Atlantic City. Leanne is a fisheries biologist and environmental policy specialist. She is an AFS-Certified Fisheries professional with more than... Read More