Monthly Archives: November 2018

We Must Be the Change

Policy Column Drue Banta Winters | AFS Policy Director As fall approaches in the Nation’s capital, the air gets crisp, the leaves change to brilliant shades, and in a mid‐term election year, the political climate crackles with electricity. The potential for change on the horizon makes everything more dramatic especially in a year like this... Read More

Nominations Open for 2020 International Fisheries Science Prize

Nominations for the 2020 Prize are now closed and the recipient will be announced soon. The International Fisheries Section of the American Fisheries Society is requesting nominations for the International Fisheries Science Prize (IFSP). The IFSP honors an individual for his or her contribution to global fisheries science and/or conservation and is presented once every... Read More

Trout Out of the Classroom

On Saturday, November 17th, the American Fisheries Society and 75 other attendees participated in a Charter Signing Ceremony of the TIA Alliance at James Madison High School in Vienna, Virginia. The TIA Alliance was formed by Trout Unlimited, the Isaac Walton League of America, and the American Fisheries Society to facilitate the extension of James... Read More

AFS Wades into Magnuson‐Stevens Act Reauthorization; Supports Science‐Based Fisheries Management

Policy Column Drue Banta Winters | AFS Policy Director A new marine fisheries policy was approved by the AFS Governing Board in Atlantic City in August to inform the proposed Congressional reauthorization and amendment of the Magnuson‐Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act (MSFCMA), the federal law that governs fisheries management in offshore waters. Early this... Read More

Remember AFS on Giving Tuesday

Every year people around the world designate a donation day. It’s called “Giving Tuesday.” It’s your chance to think about the organizations you care about and how much more they might be able to do with a gift from you. At the American Fisheries Society, we’re proud of the work we do together to advance the... Read More