AFS and ITN Productions present “Fisheries Strong”

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The American Fisheries Society is partnering with ITN Productions to create “Fisheries Strong,” a flagship news-style program exploring the impact of effective fisheries management, the future of fisheries, and how organizations are addressing the complexities of fisheries conservation.

Showcasing the complexities of Fisheries Management and Conservation

These include highlighting effective fisheries management and how it can provide sustainable public benefit, how harmful impacts such as climate change are being addressed and reversed, and breakthrough research and technologies which can help solve decades-old problems and address future challenges.

Our world is changing at an unprecedented rate. Populations of many species of fish and wildlife are in decline. Climate change is impacting migration, invasive species, disease, water supply, water quality, food production, and energy resources.  Increased urbanization, economic pressure, volatile markets, and a transient and retiring workforce are adding to the complexities.

“Fisheries Strong” will reveal the threats posed to fish and wildlife, and will highlight AFS’s aim to use science-based information to help create a sustainable future for fisheries. Drawing upon ITN’s 60-year heritage and expertise in storytelling, the news-style piece will combine interviews and reports with sponsored editorial profiles from leading organizations.

North American and global collaboration to tackle issues in Fisheries Management and  Conservation 

“Fisheries Strong” will premiere at the first joint meeting of the American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society, in Reno, Nevada, September 29 – October 3.

Doug Austen, Executive Director of the American Fisheries Society, said, “One way we are showcasing progress, discussing challenges, and bringing these themes to life is through our work with ITN Productions on the ‘Fisheries Strong’ program. We’re excited for the partnership with ITN Productions and about sharing our work and the world of fisheries science and management with a wider audience.”

Bringing themes of progress and challenges in Fisheries Management and Conservation to life

Mitch Johnson, Head of Industry News US, ITN Productions, said, “We are delighted to be partnering with the American Fisheries Society to demonstrate the importance of understanding how effectively managed fisheries provide sustainable public benefit including commercial fishing, recreational benefit, and improved quality of life.”

For more information, or to participate in the program, please contact Karen Osborne, Senior Programming Director, at ITN Productions, at 865-661-2122 or [email protected].