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Capitol Hill Briefing Highlights Wildlife Crisis and Next Legislative Steps

AFS joined The Wildlife Society and the National Wildlife Federation to host a congressional briefing on the status of U.S. fish and wildlife, and on a new funding mechanism that could address the current U.S. wildlife crisis. The good news is that 72 lawmakers have now signed on to sponsor the Recovering America's Wildlife Act.

Magnuson-Stevens Update

This week the House Rules Committee members heard testimony on H.R. 200, a bill that seeks to amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Some lawmakers are concerned that the lack of provisions for science-based catch limits and loopholes on critical provisions would weaken the law that has led to impressive improvements in U.S. fish stocks.


Researchers Complete Seven-Year Study of Continental Shelf Fish Assemblages in the Gulf of Mexico

In a new, featured paper in Transactions, researchers analyzed the results of the first comprehensive, systematic, fishery‐independent survey of Gulf of Mexico continental shelves using data collected from demersal long-line sampling off the U.S., Mexico, and Cuba coasts.

Effects of Flow‐Related Variables on Oversummer Survival of Juvenile Coho Salmon

Researchers used an individual‐based mark-recapture modeling approach to evaluate the influence of flow‐related variables on oversummer survival of PIT‐tagged juvenile Coho Salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch stocked into eight stream reaches. (photo:

2017 AFS Journal Impact Factors Up, New Editors Announced

With the 2017 impact factors just released, we are proud to say that most of the AFS publications increased their scores. Importantly, too, we have announced our new Editor-in-Chief (EIC) hires for four of the AFS journals. Exciting times ahead!

July 17 Webinar: Using Otoliths to Advance Fisheries Management

Our July webinar will be presented by Andrew Carlson (Michigan State University) and sponsored by the AFS Education Section. We will learn why otolith chemistry is an effective technique for evaluating fish environmental history in diverse contexts.


Early Bird Registration Ends Soon

Save money by registering for the Annual Meeting now. Early bird registration ends on July 6, so get the best rates so that you can better enjoy the best Atlantic City has to offer!

Congratulations to Newly Certified Members

Kudos to our latest batch of certified members! We hope that this recognition will help you build your professional history in a way that benefits you and the profession. Danielle Reich (pictured here) received her certification upgrade from Associate Fisheries Professional to Certified Fisheries Professional. She has been an AFS member for 10-plus years. For the latest list of certifications, click here.

We Want Your Brilliant Book Ideas

Our Publications Department is looking for book proposals that address the latest aspects of research, management, policy, and techniques on fisheries biology and ecology, biodiversity and ecosystem management, restoration and conservation, introduced species, climate change, genetics, evolution, data analysis, stock assessment, aquaculture, human dimensions, and more. Please contact [email protected] for details.


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