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Second Vice President Election Now Open

The AFS election process has started and will close on June 15 at 11:59 p.m. EST. The candidates for Second Vice President are Margaret Murphy and Leanne Roulson. Please see your email for voting instructions and to learn more about the candidates.


Annual Meeting Preview Webinar

On June 5, please join the local AFS Annual Meeting team to hear about special events, symposia, CE courses, and family-friendly activities being offered in Atlantic City. We look forward to answering your questions and sharing highlights with you.

AFS Atlantic City is family friendly!

Childcare will be provided by Nanny Poppinz at the Convention Center Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and as needed for networking events in the evenings. There will also be a space for lactation.


AFS Chapters Sign Up to Support RAWA

33 AFS Chapters and Student Subunits have added their signatures to a letter in support of the Recovering America's Wildlife Act, now co-sponsored by dozens of members of the U.S. Congress. Sign up your Chapter by May 22.

WOTUS Warning

There are troubling signs that lawmakers in Washington are trying to circumnavigate the Clean Water Rule. AFS and its partners are remaining diligent. Our Policy staff have some important updates for you.


New Book: Planning and Standard Operating Procedures for the Use of Rotenone in Fish Management

This revised manual contains four chapters, beginning with an expanded introduction that contains up-to-date information and references on the environmental fate, fish and wildlife toxicity, and public health studies on rotenone, and product stewardship concepts to reduce environmental impacts.

Predicted and Observed Responses of a Nonnative Channel Catfish Population

Large‐scale mechanical removal of nonnative fishes has been implemented throughout parts of the Colorado River basin to aid recovery of endangered fishes, but the effects of these efforts can be difficult to quantify.

Partnership to Restore Bull Trout Across Federal, State, Private, and Historic Tribal Land

In the latest Fisheries Magazine, researchers review a 28‐year project to restore a Bull Trout Salvelinus confluentus population in a small Oregon watershed. Restoration evolved from eradication and exclusion of nonnative fishes within the boundaries of a national park to stream reconstruction and reconnection of a historical stream network across state and private property.


Job Ad: Constitutional Consultant

Would you like to develop meeting management skills that will help not only in your AFS work but in many other aspects of your career or personal life? Interested in learning the basics of Roberts Rules of Order? Do you get frustrated by poorly run business meetings and endless motions and seconds? Then please apply. Thank you.

Survey Request

Help Dr. Randy Singer at the Florida Museum of Natural History collect data for his Ph.D. by participating in a survey that evaluates how fish researchers interact with biodiversity (natural history) collections. The survey is anonymous and voluntary.


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