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Aquatic Science Societies Urge Congress to Take Action on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change

American Fisheries Society ·Association for the Sciences of Limnologists and Oceanographers · Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation · North American Lake Management Society · Phycological Society of America · Society for Freshwater Science · Society of Wetland Scientists July 26, 2021 The Honorable Charles Schumer Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20500 The Honorable Mitch... Read More

Fish and Wildlife Scientists Commend Introduction of Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

For Immediate Release July 20, 2021  Contact: Drue Banta Winters, 504-220-7868, [email protected] Caroline Murphy, 301-897-9770 x 308, [email protected] Fish and Wildlife Scientists Commend Introduction of Recovering America’s Wildlife Act BETHESDA, MD – Today, fisheries and wildlife professionals from across the United States welcomed the introduction of groundbreaking legislation that will empower natural resource managers to conserve at-risk... Read More

Miguel Garcia-Bermudez Elected Second Vice President of American Fisheries Society

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 14, 2021 Contact: Beth Beard E-mail: [email protected] Miguel Garcia-Bermudez Elected Second Vice President of American Fisheries Society (Bethesda, MD) – Miguel Garcia-Bermudez, Ph.D., Fish and Wildlife Administrator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Science Application Program (U.S. Caribbean), was elected Second Vice President of the American Fisheries Society (AFS). This vote... Read More

Instream Flow and Water Level Conservation Training Center Survey

For nearly two decades, instream flow conservation principles were provided under the direction of the federal Cooperative Instream Flow Service Group (CIFSG) in Fort Collins, Colorado. Since that group ceased to exist in 2001, no substitute centralized source of training and support services for instream flow and water level conservation studies has been established. Many... Read More

AFS Urges More Investment in Farm Bill Conservation Programs

April 27, 2021 Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee John Boozman, Ranking Member U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee David Scott, Chairman U.S. House Agriculture Committee Glenn Thompson, Ranking Member U.S. House Agriculture Committee Dear Chairwoman Stabenow, Chairman Scott, Ranking Member Boozman, and Ranking Member Thompson: Thank you for your ongoing bipartisan efforts to ensure that... Read More

AFS & TWS Call for Expansion of USGS Coop Units

June 30, 2021 The Honorable Rosa L. DeLauro Chair, Committee on Appropriations U.S. House of Representatives The Honorable Kay Granger Ranking Member, Committee on Appropriations U.S. House of Representatives Dear Chair DeLauro and Ranking Member Granger, Our organizations support the U.S. Geological Survey’s Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Program and we ask that you allocate... Read More

Webinar – July 22 – American Lobster fishery

Fleet heterogeneity and economic performance in American Lobster fishery Thursday, July 22, 2021 1:00 pm Eastern Time Register now! Thank you to the AFS Socioeconomics Section for sponsoring this webinar! Session description: American lobster fishery is the most valuable fishery in the United States. After several decades of steadily increased landings, the American Lobster fishery... Read More