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Upload Recorded Presentations by October 29

Both in-person and virtual oral presenters should log into the Speaker Resource Center to see the schedule for their presentation and to upload a prerecorded version of their talk by October 29. Please read the Presenter Guidelines for instructions on how to record your presentation in an acceptable format.

Visit the Reginald Lewis Museum in Baltimore

As a special addition to the evening networking events on Tuesday, November 9th, attendees will receive complimentary admission to the spectacular Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture. With 82,000 square feet of art, history, and special exhibits, the museum is is the premier experience and best resource for information and inspiration about the lives of African American Marylanders. Hosted by Blacks of the Chesapeake and AFS.

Career-Enhancing Courses in Baltimore

Build your career skills with Continuing Education courses at the AFS 151st Annual Meeting in Baltimore. We have both in-person and virtual courses for all attendees! Topics to include GIS, eDNA, R and Rshiny, stock analysis, writing and communication training, and spatiotemporal methods.


Special Issue: Catfish 2020

Papers from the Third Catfish Symposium are out, compiled into their own special issue of 38 papers, focusing on these important species. Learn more about the expanding role of catfish as an invasive species as well as the ecology and conservation of native catfish. Check out today’s techniques and fisheries management strategies. Explore the trends in catfish science. What can we learn about changing ecosystems by studying catfish?


Climate Change Effects on North American Fish and Fisheries to Inform Adaptation Strategies

Climate change is a global persistent threat to fish and fish habitats throughout North America. Climate-induced modification of environmental regimes, including changes in streamflow, water temperature, salinity, storm surges, and habitat connectivity can change fish physiology, disrupt spawning cues, cause fish extinctions and invasions, and alter fish community structure. Reducing greenhouse emissions remains the primary mechanism to slow the pace of climate change, but local and regional management agencies and stakeholders have developed an arsenal of adaptation strategies to help partially mitigate the effects of climate change on fish.

COVID, Climate Change, and Professional Travel: Reflections by Fisheries Scientists During the Pandemic

The global lockdowns brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic forced an immediate change in the way people moved about; namely, travel was slowed from a turbulent river to a trickle. Karin Limburg and Françoise Daverat discuss adjusting their lifestyles to do their part in the fight to lower greenhouse gases, offering alternatives that all environmental scientists should seriously consider.


Shape the Future of AFS Journals and Win!

To help us launch the next 150 years of AFS publications, we’re asking you to tell us what we’re doing right, where we need to improve, and what your priorities are when choosing where to publish your research. Three randomly selected respondents who complete the survey by October 25th will receive their choice of either a $25 Visa gift card or a free AFS book.

Renew Now for 2022

Membership renewal for 2022 is now open! Renew now to continue enjoying your online journals access, Fisheries magazine, discounts on books, and free monthly webinars. Current AFS members can renew online by logging into their account.

2022 Hutton Scholar Recruitment

Hutton Program Student applications open in two months! Are you interested in mentoring a Hutton Scholar this summer? Start today by passing along recruitment materials to local high schools and youth groups in your area. Recruitment materials can be downloaded here. Don’t forget— Mentor applications for the 2022 Hutton Program are open! Submit an application today to recruit and inspire the next, more diverse generation of fisheries professionals!

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Limited Waiver Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Education announced a change to Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program rules for a limited time as a result of the COVID-19 national emergency. For a limited period of time, borrowers may receive credit for past payments made on loans that would otherwise not qualify for PSLF. Under the new rules, any prior payment made will count as a qualifying payment, regardless of loan type, repayment plan, or whether the payment was made in full or on time. All you need is qualifying employment, which is full-time employment by government, 501(c)(3) not-for-profits, or other not-for-profit organizations that provide a qualifying service.


EVENTS: See upcoming AFS and other fisheries events in our Events Calendar
CAREERS: For the latest JOBS postings from around the U.S. and Canada
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