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Late-Breaking Poster Submissions

Additional poster abstract submissions for the Annual Meeting are open until June 8. Read more about how to make your poster display-worthy.

Plenary Profile: Mamie Parker

Mamie Parker, Ph.D., is a familiar face in the fisheries community. She recently retired from the USFWS after working approximately 30 years and holding numerous positions, most recently as assistant director, Fisheries and Habitat Conservation. Currently, she is president and founder of a public speaking and executive coaching business.


Offshore Wind Energy Panel in Atlantic City

Scientists, fisheries stakeholders, wind developers, and representatives of conservation organizations will converge in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Tuesday, August 21, during the AFS Annual Meeting for a panel discussion on offshore wind energy. Offshore wind energy development is poised to rapidly expand in the United States, with the mid-Atlantic as the epicenter…

Restoring Coop Funding: Interior Appropriations Update

The House Appropriations Subcommittee released a Fiscal Year 2019 funding bill last week that would restore funding to the Cooperative Research Units (CRUs) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s State and Tribal Wildlife Grants. President Trump’s FY19 budget proposal eliminated funding for the CRUs...

NOAA's Status of U.S. Fisheries

It was another year of positive progress rebuilding U.S. fish stocks. NOAA's newly released status report for 2017 shows the number of stocks on the overfished list just reached a new, all-time low.


MYY "Supermale" Brook Trout May Help Eradicate Nonnative Populations

In a new, featured paper in Transactions, researchers confirmed that hatchery MYY fish stocked in streams can survive and spawn successfully with wild fish and produce all‐male progeny.

Predicted and Observed Responses of a Nonnative Channel Catfish Population

Researchers for this paper used population models to investigate size‐specific removal efforts needed to overfish a nonnative population of Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus, thereby aiding in the recovery of endangered fishes in the San Juan River, New Mexico and Utah.


AFS Annual Meeting Preview: Webinar on June 5

Join members of the Atlantic City planning team and AFS staff for a preview of highlights at the 148th Annual Meeting. Tune in on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 p.m. EDT.

Please Donate to the Atlantic City Raffle

A big thank you to those who have donated so far to the Annual Meeting Raffle 2018, but we need more of you to come forward and help support student travel. So please recruit your peers and donate items to the raffle!


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