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Monthly Archives: December 2018

What’s Up With WOTUS?

By Leanne Roulson, AFS Second Vice President Originally published as a Guest Editorial from the AFS Western Division’s Tributary newsletter. On December 11th, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released a proposed rule that that regulates Waters of the US (WOTUS) to redefine the scope of Clean Water Act protections... Read More

End of Year Letter from President Jesse Trushenski

Dear AFS Members, As your President, I am committed to advancing our members, the fisheries profession, and AFS as an organization. My plan of work, shaped by years of interacting with our membership, identifies priorities we must address in order to be successful, now and in the future. During my presidency, I’m working with our community... Read More

Replacing Clean Water Rule Would Threaten Fish, Waterfowl, and Outdoor Recreation Economy

News for Immediate Release December 11, 2018 Contact: Kristyn Brady, 617-501-6352, [email protected] Replacing Clean Water Rule Would Threaten Fish, Waterfowl, and Outdoor Recreation Economy The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers proceeds with rolling back Clean Water Act protections for headwater streams and wetlands—harming trout, waterfowl, and outdoor recreation businesses.  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the... Read More

Aquatic Scientists Push Back Against Narrow WOTUS Rule

American Fisheries Society • Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography • Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation • Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society • International Association for Great Lakes Research • North American Lake Management Society • Phycological Society of America • Society for Freshwater Science • Society of Wetland Scientists Aquatic Scientists Push Back... Read More

Webinar on January 31: Hatchery Design in Aquaculture

Presented by: Jeff A. Heindel – AFS Fish Culture Section Secretary-Treasurer / McMillen Jacobs Associates Derek Nelson – McMillen Jacobs Associates Thursday, January 31, 2019 2:00 pm Eastern Time Register Now! The cultivation of aquatic organisms — termed aquaculture — dates back at least 2,500 years in China where ponds were “designed” for fish propagation... Read More

AFS End-of-Year Book Sale – Online Bookstore only

AFS is offering more than 100 publications at reduced prices. From now until January 7, 2019, take advantage of our End-of-Year Book Sale and save on selected titles. Complete your science library at dramatically reduced prices – all sale publications are priced from $5.00 to $20.00. No refunds or returns on this special offer. These... Read More