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Monthly Archives: May 2020

Aquatic Societies Oppose EPA’s Proposed Open Science Rule

The Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS) opposed EPA’s proposed supplemental rule, “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science,” on the grounds that it would undermine the agency’s ability to use the best available science in its policy-making process and thus impede EPA’s mission to protect human health and the environment. The proposed rule would diminish the... Read More

AFS Supports States in Clean Water Act Lawsuit

Seventeen states filed suit challenging the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California asserting that the NWPR is contrary to the Clean Water Act (CWA) and arbitrary and capricious, in part, because of the EPA’s and the Army Corps’ disregard of scientific evidence. The plaintiff’s asked... Read More

Cecil Jennings Elected AFS Second Vice President

The American Fisheries Society is proud to announce that Cecil Jennings, Ph.D., has been elected as our next Second Vice President. He will take office at the AFS Business Meeting to be held virtually in September 2020. Jennings is a Fisheries Research Biologist for the U.S. Geological Survey. His work addresses an assortment of fish... Read More

Webinar – June 23 – Age & Stock Assessment

How many candles on the birthday cake? The vital role of age estimates in stock assessments Tuesday, June 23, 2020 1:00 pm Eastern Time Speaker: Wally Bubley South Carolina Department of Natural Resources [email protected] Register Now! Abstract/ Session Description: Age estimates for fishes provides vital information that is used in stock assessments, particularly those utilizing age-based... Read More

Webinar – May 13 – River Connectivity

River Connectivity and Biological Complexity Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:00 pm Eastern Time Speaker: Rebecca Flitcroft USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station Corvallis, OR [email protected] Register Now! Abstract/ Session Description: River systems have been extensively modified by anthropogenic development of uplands and alterations in flow regimes including river connectivity. These changes reduce the capacity... Read More