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The Postrelease Survival of Walleyes Following Ice-Angling on Lake Nipissing, Ontario

In the North American Journal of Fisheries Management, researchers assessed several ice-angling methods to help determine mortality numbers among Walleyes in Ontario waters. Results suggest high survival after catch-and-release angling through ice.

Decoding Diet for Aquatic Animals: Could Onion and Ginger Decrease Grouper Stress?

In the Journal for Aquatic Animal Health (JAAH), researchers found that onion and ginger were proven best in terms of enhancing stress tolerance and increasing survival of Brown‐marbled Grouper.


AFS Asks U.S. Senators to Support State and Tribal Wildlife Grant Program

The State and Tribal Wildlife Grant (STWG) program is slated to be cut in half by the U.S. Administration's proposed budget for the Interior Department. AFS and its partners are seeking signatures to save this source of dedicated funding to preserve fish and wildlife.

AFS and Partners Call for Forest Service R&D Support

AFS and its partners are calling for support of the Forest Service’s Research and Development (R&D) program to improve the future health and sustainability of U.S. forests and grasslands for the benefits to forests, wildlife, and fish.


Creating Videos for Broader Impacts in Fisheries and Aquatic Science

The rapid expansion of the Internet (Web 2.0) in the 1990s followed by the proliferation of smartphones and tablets in the early 21st century have put people across the globe in front of screens not just capable of text and photos but also video...


Staff News

In recent weeks, many remembered a headquarters staff member, Mary Frye, who served the Society for 30 years.

Also, we are honoring Juanita Flick and Howard Williams, who retired from AFS after a combined 25 years at the Bethesda headquarters.

AFS Webinar: Job Advice for Students

On May 9, AFS will host a webinar for #fishsci students on how to get hired. Government jobs expert Pat Mazik will get specific about interviewing skills, cover letters, and resumes, and will detail what federal, state, and consulting firm employers are looking for in new hires. Remember to register!
AFS is seeking webinar topics! Do you have an idea for an upcoming webinar or know a great speaker? Submit your ideas to Lauren Maza at [email protected].

Become an Annual Meeting Sponsor

Get your message out in front of thousands at the world’s largest gathering of fisheries managers and sciences! Become a sponsor of the 148th AFS Annual Meeting in Atlantic City. Sponsorship levels vary in cost, exposure, and exclusivity. Packages are both affordable and robust, ranging from $500 to $20,000. For more information, click here.

Job Announcement: Managing Editor, Fisheries Magazine

AFS seeks an experienced editor for its monthly membership magazine Fisheries. The job requires strong editing, organizational, and decision-making skills. (S)he is responsible for soliciting magazine content, copy-editing and adherence to schedules, while working closely with authors, magazine science editors, and the publisher. Contact Aaron Lerner at [email protected]

AFS Officer Elections are coming up: Remember that you have to be a 2018 member to vote!


May 9: Webinar: Getting Hired: What Students Need to Know

May 14-18: Planning & Executing Successful Rotenone & Antimycin Projects, Logan, Utah

July 17-19: First International Snakehead Symposium, Alexandria, Virginia

Aug 19-23: 148th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Sept 2-6: 8th International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health, PEI, Canada