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Biweekly Stories and Announcements from the American Fisheries Society



New Year, New Look

We have a new look for our science journals. We will have rotating covers, issue by issue. Plus, it's the 10th anniversary of Marine and Coastal Fisheries. So stay tuned.

Journal Summaries Return to Fisheries

Due to popular demand, our journal summaries are back. As more of us are reading the free, online AFS journals through Wiley, we can now indulge in our favorite scientific tidbits yet again -- in an abbreviated form.
The Cutting Edge of Technology

The Cutting Edge of Technology

Technological advances have led to unprecedented insights into animal movements, and this study by Eric Richer and his colleagues added GPS capability.
A New Look at a Prized and Controversial Coastal Species

A New Look at a Prized and Controversial Coastal Species

Red Snapper are a highly prized and contested with both sport and commercial fishers, making Mandy Karnauskas and her colleagues' research especially valuable. They used intensive fishery surveys to determine the spatial distributions of different age classes.



RAWA: Huge Impacts for Fisheries Professionals

The Recovering America's Wildlife Act (RAWA) could be transformational for fisheries management. According to research published by AFS, 40% of freshwater fish species are imperiled. This bill would provide 75% of the funds needed to keep species off the endangered list. AFS is working with other fish and wildlife organizations to support this important legislative effort. Find out how you can help.
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February Webinar will Help Show Us How to Support Important Legislation

Help AFS support the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act in your state through grassroots advocacy. Join Policy Director Drue Winters and other experts in this field to help you learn techniques to build support for the bill.
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Supreme Court Decision on WOTUS Spurs EPA Action

A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling paved the way for the WOTUS rule to go into effect in 37 states. Learn more about the EPA’s action to suspend the “effective date” of the 2015 WOTUS rule for two years while it works to repeal and replace it with a narrower rule.


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High Number of Symposia Submissions for Atlantic City

Thank you, everyone, for the 90-plus symposia submissions for the Annual Meeting in Atlantic City. And good luck, as sessions go through the approval process in the coming weeks!
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Register Now for Our Annual Rotenone Workshop

Don't miss our Planning & Executing Successful Rotenone & Antimycin Projects course in May in Logan, Utah. Popular every year, this course will fill up fast -- so sign up soon.



It's That Time of Year Again. Please Nominate Your Worthy Peers and Mentors for an AFS Award

We work hard in the fisheries field. When we see others who inspire us, or mobilize teams well, or mentor commendably, or explain scientific complexities in dynamic ways, let's honor them with an award.
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Do You Know Adventurous High School Students ?

Hutton program application deadlines are fast approaching (deadline February 28, 2018). This popular AFS mentoring program always needs our collective good will to make it a success. If you haven't already, please become involved!

Thank you, Florida and Wisconsin - and other Chapters - for Puerto Rico Donations

Please join your fellow members, like those at the Wisconsin and Florida Chapters, who have donated $1,000 to help their peers participate in the Southern Division meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in early March.

Fisheries Delay

Due to the transition to our new publisher Wiley, the January and February issues of Fisheries will be slightly delayed. Click here to sign up to receive an email alert when the next issue is available online.

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Editors - Martha Wilson, Sarah Harrison, Beth Beard
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