american fisheries society newsletter


Debut of New AFS Logo

At the Business Meeting in Baltimore, we proudly debuted our new logo - we are 150 years young and always moving forward toward better solutions to help fish, people, and our aquatic resources.


Baltimore Photos Now Available

The 151st Annual Meeting included over 1,400 attendees, with more than 800 attending in person in Baltimore. Check out all of the meeting, award, and networking photos - and thank you for your patience with our occasional technical glitches!

JASM Abstract Submission Opening Soon

Abstract submission opens soon for the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting, bringing nine aquatic science societies together next May in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and online! See the list of more than 100 interdisciplinary symposia, workshops, and other sessions, and start planning your submission now.

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Spokane Symposium Submission Opens Soon

Under the theme of "What Do Fish Mean to Us?," the Program Committee of the 152nd Annual Meeting in Spokane, Washington, August 21-25, 2022, encourages symposium topics that exemplify the latest research in fisheries science and that will benefit a range of audiences with the aim of advancing the science of fisheries ecology, conservation, and management. This year, we are offering a forum for more collaboration and transparency in symposium development, which will open on December 1.

WOTUS Update

EPA and the Army announce an interim proposed rule that goes back to the pre-2015 guidance, with some tweaks, while the agencies work on a durable rule.


The Natural Regulation and Relevance of Wild and Hatchery Coho Salmon Production in the Strait of Georgia

The commercial and recreational fishery for Coho Salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch in the Strait of Georgia in the 1970s and 1980s that annually averaged 733,800 individuals declined in the 1990s and was closed in 1998. The authors of this paper observed that above a threshold, ocean carrying capacity is regulating production and not the number of juvenile Coho Salmon entering the Strait of Georgia.

3 Simple Steps to Create a More Inclusive Work Space for Our LGBTQ+ Community

Unfortunately, those that identify as LGBTQ+ still face harassment, discrimination, and hate in our work places and conference spaces—especially transgender and/or non-binary individuals. In order to combat this, Cassidy Miles continuously shares ways in which we can all help to create a more inclusive work space for our LGTBTQ+ community. This is achieved through awareness, visibility and representation, and then support.


New Title: Trout and Salmon of the Genus Salmo

This book is the culmination of the life’s work of Johannes Schöffmann, a veritable explorer of the natural world, considered by the late Robert Behnke to be the “world’s authority on Brown Trout and their relatives.” It contains nearly 200 original images taken by the author of native trout and their habitats, along with accompanying maps and figures, and is a must-have for the shelf of any trout enthusiast, academic and nonacademic alike.

Thank You for Your Support! Renew Your Membership for 2022

In this season of giving thanks, we are grateful for your strong membership support. We just celebrated 151 years of serving the fisheries profession, advancing fisheries science, and conserving fisheries resources. Thanks to you, AFS is positioned to always move forward toward better solutions to help fish, people, and our aquatic resources.

Renew now to continue enjoying online journals access, Fisheries magazine, discounts on books, and free monthly webinars. Current AFS members can renew online by logging into their account. Questions regarding login can be sent to [email protected].

Call for Webinars!

AFS wants to hear from you! We are currently seeking topics and speakers for upcoming webinars. Want to host a session, share your science, or suggest a speaker? Send us your ideas through the online form.

ISAAH 2022

Mark your calendars for the 9th International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health (ISAAH), which will be held in Santiago, Chile, September 4-8, 2022. The event organized by the Fish Health Section and held every four years.


EVENTS: See upcoming AFS and other fisheries events in our Events Calendar
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