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Sign Up to Call In for the Recovering America's Wildlife Act

What better way to celebrate the upcoming National Fishing and Boating Week than by joining thousands of others for a day of action in support of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act? Next week we'll have a sign-up to call your U.S. Representative and Senators on Call-In Day (June 7, 9 am-6 pm Eastern Time) asking them to pass Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. A link will be shared to connect you with your member of Congress.


World Fish Migration Day Special Virtual Issue

World Fish Migration Day is a global celebration to create awareness about the importance of migratory fish and free-flowing rivers. The American Fisheries Society joined communities around the world celebrating this important day. We’ve put together a virtual collection highlighting just a few of the ways in which fish scientists and managers are identifying migratory issues and helping fish break free.

Trends in Body Size of Puget Sound Chinook Salmon

A fishing tournament started in the 1940s by Japanese Americans just released from WWII internment camps provides a unique multidecadal data set for examining trends in the size of Puget Sound Chinook Salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha. Trends in body size include not only declines but also periods of increase in size.


A Key to Thriving in Fisheries Science Is a Sense of Belonging

It usually happens at least once during every fisheries or natural resources management meeting I go to. I scan the room and realize: I'm the only one. At one meeting in a room with 50+ people, I locked eyes with the woman I walked in with and almost simultaneously we said: “We're the only ones.” The only people of color in the room.

Critical Research Needs for Forage Fish within Inner Shelf Marine Ecosystems

Forage fish are a critical component of marine ecosystems because they integrate energy across trophic levels within marine food webs. Many studies have highlighted the importance of this group, and past research efforts have focused largely on studying forage fish within offshore and estuarine areas. This paper highlights the importance of forage fish within inner shelf marine ecosystems using examples from the Northern California Current and describes outstanding research needs for forage fish within this topical area.


Tribal Outreach in Spokane

AFS recognizes the need to elevate tribal voices and experiences in the fisheries profession. To support North American Tribal students and early career professionals, AFS is offering sponsorships to attend our Annual Meeting, August 21-25, 2022, in Spokane, Washington. This will provide opportunities for tribal college students and early career professionals to attend an international fisheries conference, meet peers and other professionals, attend sponsored events, and broaden their horizons. The application deadline is Friday, June 3, 2022.

Spokane Undergraduate Travel Awards

The Education Section's Undergraduate Travel Assistance Award (UTAA) is designed to help introduce undergraduate students to AFS meetings and increase participation at the Society level. The UTAA helps undergraduates to offset the cost of travel to the AFS Annual Meeting, held in Spokane this year! Four undergraduates will be selected to receive US $500. Apply by June 30.


JASM Photos Now Available

Photos from the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting last week in Grand Rapids, Michigan, are now online for browsing! The joint conference of nine aquatic science societies totaled 3,401 registrants, including 910 virtual attendees and 570 AFS members.


Gift Memberships

Give them a gift that will inspire their future…Give them the Gift of Membership! AFS Membership is a perfect gift for any occasion. When you purchase the gift of AFS Membership you provide a friend, family member, or colleague with the many benefits AFS has to offer, such as 12 issues of Fisheries Magazine, online access to all AFS journals, and discounts on books and meeting registration. Your gift will keep on giving year round!

Field Biologist Mortality Survey

The Emory University School of Medicine is conducting a survey, "At Work in the Wilderness: Occupational Mortality of Field Biologists," documenting events from 2000 - present to understand patterns of mortality risks to field life scientists at a global level. The researchers are especially interested in gaining more international participation - learn more: https://emorymedicine.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8ifrR8QxIzZ1zDM


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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