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Monthly Archives: January 2020

2020 International Fisheries Section Fellow Award

2020 AFS International Fisheries Section Fellow Award Applications due by March 13, 2020. Attention Students and Young Professionals: The International Fisheries Section (IFS) of the American Fisheries Society is excited to announce the 2020 International Fisheries Section Fellow Award. The Fellow will represent IFS/AFS with an oral presentation at the 2020 Fisheries Society of the... Read More

Shona Whyte Named Journal of Aquatic Animal Health Editor

AFS publications is pleased to announce Shona Whyte will serve as editor for the Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. Whyte is a research scientist, and adjunct professor and graduate faculty within the Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the University of Prince Edward Island’s Atlantic Veterinary College. She has been employed by both academic institutions and industry,... Read More

Aquatic Science Societies Criticize Revision of Definition of Waters of the US

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   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 23, 2020... Read More

Webinar on January 28

AFS Book Review: Multispecies and Watershed Approaches to Freshwater Fish Conservation Tuesday, January 28, 2020 1:00 pm Eastern Time Presenters: Daniel Dauwalter Trout Unlimited Timothy Birdsong Texas Parks and Recreation Department Gary Garrett University of Texas at Austin Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8364194263774714893 Description: Freshwater systems in the United States have been altered dramatically, resulting in degradation... Read More

USGS Coop Unit and Climate Adaptation Science Center Funding Boost

AFS has long supported increased funding for the U.S Geological Survey’s National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs) and Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units (CRUs). Both programs received a significant funding boost in the Fiscal Year 2020 budget, signed into law last Friday. The CASCs will receive roughly $38.4 million, a more than... Read More

Poor Jack: The Plight of a Forgotten Fish

2019 Student Writing Contest Winning Essay Carissa Gervasi In the state of Florida, fishing is a big deal. Recreational saltwater fishing alone creates hundreds of thousands of jobs and brings in billions of dollars of revenue each year (NMFS 2017). That’s a really big deal. If this industry were to disappear, it would enact a major... Read More