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Experts Gather for Marine and Inland "CHOW" in Washington

Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW) brought many of our partners together in one space to talk about fisheries issues like aquaculture, climate impacts, government policy implications, and compelling ways to communicate to stakeholders.

Storm Causes Annual Meeting Webinar Delay: Now June 20

For those of you tuning in last week for our Atlantic City highlights webinar, our apologies that it was cut short. Storms in Bethesda caused an office power outage. Please join us again next Wednesday, June 20, to talk to the organizers and scientists making this Annual Meeting happen.

Profile: New HQ Meetings Specialist is Unapologetic Fish Enthusiast

As you can probably tell by the photo, Steve Kambouris, our new Meetings Specialist, is a a serious fish aficionado. But those aren't his only qualifications. Read more about his impressive background here.


Court Ruling Creates Opportunity to Improve Management of Nonnative Fish and Wildlife in the U.S.

The injurious wildlife provisions under the Lacey Act are used by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to regulate importation and movement of nonnative species in the United States.

Government Budget Woes Continue, Vigilance Required on Key Issues

One year ago President Trump released his first budget proposal to Congress. The proposed cuts caused much consternation about the future of important fisheries and conservation programs. After a long slow crawl, Congress finally sent a budget deal to the President's desk this spring.


Using Natural Marks to Identify Individual Cultured Adult Delta Smelt

Researchers concluded that is was feasible to identify individual adult Delta Smelt throughout the spawning season without having to tag them, but further development of automated image recognition is needed.

July 17 WEBINAR: Chemistry to Conservation

Our Tuesday webinar will be presented at 1:00 p.m. EST by Andrew Carlson (Michigan State) and sponsored by the AFS Education Section. The science of otolith chemistry spans a variety of fisheries topics. Learn how using otoliths can advance fisheries management.


Shawn Johnston trade show

Annual Meeting Trade Show Information

Space is limited in the Atlantic City trade show rooms. Reserve your booth today! Plus, go here to peruse the Live Exhibitor Booth Map or the Trade Show Brochure (PDF). And see you in Atlantic City!

Don't Forget to Take Advantage of Early Bird Registration!

The deadline for early registration is in a few weeks -- July 6 -- so don't delay. You can save big bucks by going the Early Bird route!

Ways to 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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