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AFS and Other Groups Request RAWA Hearing in Senate Committee

On November 15, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a hearing on the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) to examine funding for wildlife conservation, recovery, and management. Learn how you can support RAWA for the hearing.

AFS Supports the Diversity Joint Venture

From AFS President Jesse Trushenski: "Check out a new website to help women and people of color join the conservation workforce. Supporting the DJV with this website is just one way AFS is working to make the Society and the #fishsci profession more inclusive."

November 27: Giving to AFS on #GivingTuesday

As Thanksgiving in the U.S. approaches, please plan to give to AFS on Giving Tuesday -- the global movement where anyone, anywhere can make a difference! Use the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media as you support the activities and education programs of AFS. Thank you!


The Future of Aquaculture Nutrition

Researchers say that realigning research with industry needs and focusing on nutrient composition and ingredient complementarity will spur future innovation in aquaculture nutrition. Researchers: AFS President Jesse Trushenski, Giovanni Turchini, Brett Glencross. (photo, B Glencross)

Ancestry and Adaptation of Rainbow Trout in Yosemite National Park

From Fisheries magazine, this research revealed that, despite extensive stocking with hatchery Rainbow Trout strains throughout the study area, most populations retained largely indigenous ancestry.

Prioritizing Conservation Efforts for Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Populations

From Fisheries magazine, scientists found that 36% of populations ranked as high (>0.75) conservation priority, and these populations primarily occupied large, relatively high‐elevation habitats.

From the Fisheries Blog: The New Rules of Science Communication

Patrick Cooney shares insights from the AFS Annual Meeting in Atlantic City on the new rules of science communication, consistent with the theme: "Communicating the Science of Fisheries Conservation to Diverse Audiences."


January Job Alert: USFWS Needs 120 Fish and Wildlife Professionals

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is looking for a few, good fish and wildlife biologists, general biologists, fish biologists, wildlife refuge specialists and wildlife biologists for field offices nationwide. The pdf explaining the positions is here. Start the application process now toward a January application at

November 14 Webinar: Resources and Strategies for AFS Student Subunits

Please register now for tomorrow's 2:00 p.m. EST webinar -- a great way to start your involvement in AFS. Presented by: Lisa Izzo, University of Vermont and President, AFS Student & Early Career Professionals Subsection; and Heather Stewart, McGill University and President-Elect, AFS Student & Early Career Professionals Subsection. Register here.

Nov 29 Webinar: Using Electronic Tagging Data to Inform Assessment and Management of Fishery Resources

On November 29 at 1:00 p.m. EST, the Education Section will host a webinar bringing together researchers working with a wide range of electronic tagging technologies to present research and toolkits focused on addressing data gaps in stock assessments or fishery management. Register here.


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