american fisheries society newsletter


Baltimore Symposium Extension

Symposium proposal submission for the hybrid 2021 Annual Meeting has been extended until March 11. Under the theme of “Investing in People, Habitat, and Science,” we welcome topics for in-person and virtual symposia 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.


All New Job Board

Check out our all new Career Center with loads of new and improved features for both job seekers and employers. Job hunters now benefit from improved search functions and email alerts, while employers can peruse candidate applications, and submit jobs more quickly and easily through an online submission form with a credit card payment system. Strategic Partners automatically enjoy a number of complimentary ads as well as featured ad placement. Individual AFS members can still advertise for assistants and internship positions at no charge.


Atlantic Salmon Upstream Migration Delay in a Large Hydropower Reservoir

Spawning success of Atlantic Salmon Salmo salar is challenged when migratory routes to natal streams are obstructed by hydropower generation stations and reservoirs that lack directional cues, potentially causing migratory delay. This study followed 74 acoustic‐tagged adult Atlantic Salmon during their spawning migrations to quantify migratory success, rates, and delay through the Mactaquac Reservoir in the Saint John River, New Brunswick, during three migration seasons in 2014–2016.

Genetic Stock Identification and Parentage‐Based Tagging in a Chinook Salmon Fishery

Genetic methods can guide and improve the management of recreational mixed‐stock fisheries by informing stock‐specific estimates of harvest. The authors applied genetic stock identification and parentage‐based tagging to a recreational Chinook Salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha fishery in the Columbia River to illustrate the value of genetic analysis in management.


Geochemical Tools Identify the Origins of Chinook Salmon Returning to a Restored Creek

Putah Creek, a small creek in California’s Central Valley that once supported Chinook Salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, is undergoing restoration to provide spawning habitats for this imperiled species. Beginning in 2014, increasing numbers of Chinook Salmon spawned throughout the creek, and emigrating juveniles were observed in the following months. The authors of this paper used otolith annual growth bands and microchemistry to investigate the age structure and natal origins of the adult spawners.

Themes of Contemporary Inland Fisheries Goals

Goals are important for the effective execution of public trust responsibilities by state inland fisheries bureaus, but formulating meaningful goals is not simple. Often bureaus look to their past and to their sister bureaus in neighboring states when crafting goals for their own freshwater resources. The authors reviewed the goal themes of fisheries bureaus using publicly available documents and guided by previous literature. They tested whether goals exhibit geographic patterns, presuming that differences and similarities in climate, natural resources, and people determine, to various degrees, the goal themes across the United States.


Omega-3 Webinar with Author Paul Greenberg

Register now for a webinar on March 26 at 4 pm EDT with author Paul Greenberg on his new book, The Omega Principle: Seafood and the Quest for Long Life and a Healthier Planet.

World Fisheries Congress Abstract Deadline Extension

Abstract submission for the World Fisheries Congress has been extended until March 1! Abstracts are welcome in all areas related to global fisheries issues and key developments needed to ensure a sustainable future for our oceans, lakes, estuaries and rivers, including commercial, recreational and Indigenous fisheries.

Doug Austen Elected to NFHP Board

AFS Executive Director Doug Austen has been elected to the board of the National Fish Habitat Partnership during this pivotal year for NFHP with the implementation of the America’s Conservation Enhancement Act (ACE Act).

Why Being a Member of AFS Is So Important This Year

Now more than ever, it's vital to maintain our connections to each other - personal or professional - and AFS membership gives you both. Each year, our strong and active membership sustains our work to advance science, engage in policy, and support the careers of fisheries professionals. This year is just getting started, however, we’re seeing an early and understandable, yet unanticipated membership drop. Lower than expected membership renewals threaten funding for many of our programs. Today, you can help us immediately by rejoining AFS, if you haven't already done so. We are grateful for your membership and support.


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