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Make Your Tax-Deductible Year-End Contribution Today

As the end of 2018 approaches, we thank you for your ongoing support of AFS. For nearly 150 years, AFS has worked to advance and protect fisheries and fisheries science. But membership dues cover less than 20% of the costs needed to produce quality publications, affordable webinars and professional training, and maintain a proactive presence on Capitol Hill. Help us reach our goal to raise $20,000 before December 31.

Aquatic Scientists Push Back Against Narrow WOTUS Rule

AFS joined its CASS partners to protest the release this week of a new rule, by the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Civil Engineers, to replace the 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS). This new rule would roll back Clean Water Act protections for a majority of U.S. streams and wetlands. For the press release, go here; for more context, read here.

End-of-year Online Book Sale

AFS is offering more than 100 hard-copy book titles up to 75% off until January 7. Complete your science library at dramatically reduced prices! With so many tantalizing titles, you will find that perfect stocking-stuffer for your #fishsci aficionado.


Unmanned Aircraft for Freshwater Fisheries Census

Researchers say that the use of small unmanned aircraft systems for fisheries is shown to be a novel and inexpensive alternative to traditional fisheries survey methods.

Imperiled Species Policy Is a Critical Issue for AFS

The researchers' intent is to launch a dialogue that leads to an AFS policy statement on imperiled species, supported by primary literature, that can be updated with minor revisions every five years.


Call for Symposium Proposals: Dec 14

Time to start planning for the 2019 Joint AFS-TWS Reno-Tahoe meeting next September! Online submission for symposium proposals opens on Friday. In the meantime, go here to learn more about the meeting. And please join our new Reno-Tahoe 2019 Facebook group where you can collaborate with TWS colleagues on joint symposia ideas.

Hutton Applications Open Friday

Student applications for the AFS Hutton program open Friday, December 14. Mentor applications are still open and we are always looking for capable mentors to spend the summer inspiring future fisheries professionals. All applications close February 15th, 2019.

Upcoming Webinar: Structured Decision-making as a Tool for All Occasions

"How do I choose the best title for this talk?" This is just one of the questions being answered during our January 15 webinar on structured decision-making. Register here for the 1:00 p.m. EST training session.

Winners of NOAA's Dr. Nancy Foster Habitat Conservation Award

Winners Dr. Brandt Henningsen and Terry Williams represent both east and west coasts, with more than 30 years experience in habitat conservation, each. "NOAA thanks the American Fisheries Society, who has been a strong partner in this award for many years."


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