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April 19 - Abstract Deadline for Reno Joint Conference

As many of you know already, the deadline for Reno abstracts has been extended to April 19. Thank you for all of your submissions thus far! We hope the slight extension will lessen your stress and allow you to peruse the 90+ accepted AFS symposia here.


Extending the Effectiveness of Electrofishing to Estuarine Habitats

Using laboratory and field assessments, researchers demonstrated how new electrofishing equipment offers the power to be effective in estuarine and brackish habitats. Learn more here.

New Book: Managing Centrarchid Fisheries in Rivers and Streams

This book synthesizes current scientific and management studies for centrarchids in rivers and streams, and is a must-read for natural resource professionals as well as stream fishing enthusiasts.

Latest Fisheries Issue

Effectively communicating that conservation matters is one of the topics in the new Fisheries April issue. Plus, you will learn about climate change rhetoric versus realism on Capitol Hill, as well as how communication, relationships, and relatability influence stakeholder perceptions of credible science.


Comments and Briefing on the Waters of the US Rule

Thank you for submitting your comments to help protect the "Clean Water Rule." While the comment period has ended, AFS continues to work with partners to drive the message home. On April 4, AFS hosted a Congressional briefing about the harmful impacts of redefining the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) and submitted three letters of opposition with various partners.


Learn about the Candidates: Webinar for AFS Elections

As the election for Second Vice President approaches (open April 26-May 24), we invite you to tune in to a webinar on Wednesday, April 17 (1:00 p.m. EDT) to hear the two candidates, Jim Bowker and April Croxton, talk live about why they think they would qualify for AFS president. In the meantime, you can read their latest answers to a specially devised Q & A here: Jim Bowker and April Croxton.

Reno Registration Opens May 1

Registration for the Joint Conference with The Wildlife Society in Reno will open on May 1, for those of you wanting to get a head start. In the meantime, too, we have upgraded our registration and membership renewal platforms to be more user-friendly. Any feedback is appreciated!

April 25 Webinar: Structured Decision Making

How do I choose the best title for this talk? Making decisions can be challenging. Join us on Thursday, April 25, at 2:00 pm EDT to learn about Structured Decision Making, a user-friendly tool for a complex world.

Travel Grants to Reno

Early Career Professionals: The AFS Education Section is offering travel assistance to attend the 2019 Joint Conference with The Wildlife Society in Reno. The award provides up to $1,000 in travel support and applications are due April 15.
Students: Any student who is active in fisheries or related aquatic disciplines and has not previously won a full Skinner Award is eligible to apply for this $800 award. Applications are due May 1.


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