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Reflections on AFS 1870

From Executive Director Doug Austen: "As the American Fisheries Society, the direct descendant of the American Fish Culturists’ Association, moves towards its 150th anniversary, the question of why this group gathered and what they hoped to accomplish will allow us to better understand who we are today."

Reno-Tahoe Extended Deadlines

Due to the federal government shutdown, we have extended the 2019 symposia proposal and abstract submission deadlines for our Reno-Tahoe joint conference with The Wildlife Society. Go here to learn more. And please join our new Reno-Tahoe 2019 Facebook group, where you can collaborate with TWS colleagues on joint symposia ideas.

January Webinars

We're hitting the ground running with two January webinars in the new year. The first webinar on Wednesday, January 8, 2:00 p.m. EST is designed for Unit leadership to help them prepare for meetings using Robert's Rules. We will have a recording available for members to access later. The second is on January 31 (2:00 p.m. EST) and features experts on hatchery design in aquaculture.

AFS Statement on Modern Fish Act Signing

The Modern Fish Act, signed this past week by the Executive Branch, is a bill that seeks to address frustration with federal management of recreational fishing, stemming from shortened or cancelled seasons and reduced bag limits.

What's Up with WOTUS?

Leanne Roulson, AFS Second Vice President, weighs in on WOTUS. She says that "the new rule dismisses the importance of these waters for maintaining the integrity of downstream waters. We all know that if you make changes to a watershed in one area, that often affects areas up and downstream. This rule dismisses that premise and ignores the scientific basis for the protections put in place under the 2015 rule."


New Year, New Book

We know that our members enjoy our journals and books, so we are always happy to announce a new publication. Our latest book is Marine Artificial Reef Research and Development: Integrating Fisheries Management Objectives.

Have Fish Will Travel - A Scientist's View of the World

In this Fisheries article, Stephen Swales provides a brief description of his field experience in various countries, from Europe to Australasia. For example, he compares research results on fisheries in New Zealand, Australia, and Papua New Guinea.

New in the Magazine: Journal Highlights

Have you seen the new and improved Journal Highlights section in Fisheries? Catch up on some of our most buzzed about articles. You might be surprised by the ones garnering the most attention.


Hutton Scholar Applications Close February 15

Do you know any high school students aspiring to become future fisheries professionals? Student (as well as mentor) summer 2019 applications for the AFS Hutton program are open until February 15.


EVENTS: See upcoming AFS and other events in our Events Calendar
CAREERS: For the latest JOBS postings from around the U.S. and Canada