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Are Beavers Bad for Salmonids in the Western Great Lakes? Not Necessarily.

One of our most popular papers in recent months, it set social media on fire! We learned, for example, that beaver activity is often harmful to salmonids in low-gradient stream basins but is generally beneficial in high-gradient basins. (photo, Thomas Gable)

When White Suckers Become Fish Food for Juvenile Walleye

This study demonstrated the beneficial effects in juvenile Walleye growth and survival of using White Sucker (a freshwater undesirable fish species) as the main fish meal in feed pellets instead of traditional expensive marine fish meal. (photo, )

Renewing the Vision for AFS Journals

From Fisheries Magazine: Most notable among the recommendations coming out of the publications survey and special committee "was a need to improve the consistency and quality of the peer review process."

Establishing Catch Limits for Stocks Subject to Red Tides

From Fisheries Magazine: This feature addresses episodic fish kills in the Gulf of Mexico, and how managing judiciously includes establishing catch limits for fish stocks experiencing natural mortality events. (photo, NOAA Exploration and Research)


Lame Duck Session Offers Opportunity for RAWA

AFS is working with our conservation partners to recruit more cosponsors for the Recovering America's Wildlife Act before the end of the year. Policy Director Drue Winters has offered specific ways for you to help!


Hutton Mentor Applications Open

Mentors hold the key to engage, inspire and enrich the next generation of fisheries professionals. To help with this, AFS staff are committed to working with mentors during the Hutton Program. We have opened the 2019 applications process to mentors. Please volunteer where you can! Thank you.

World Fisheries Congress Call for Sponsors and Exhibitors

Showcase and promote your business on the world fisheries stage by sponsoring or exhibiting at #WFC2020, the key international fisheries conference with 1,500+ attendees. A wide range of packages are available.

Still Hooked: Missouri Chapter Turns 50

If you have ever doubted why you love working and volunteering in our field, you may want to pick up long-time AFS member Joe Dillard's book, Still Hooked: Our First Fifty Years. It is a comprehensive and personal look back of the history of the Missouri Chapter of AFS.


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