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Reno Registration Open

Registration for the 2019 Joint Conference with The Wildlife Society is now open. AFS members save up to $200 on registration and can save even more by registering by July 5.

Sign Up for Second Annual Quiz Bowl

School up, young fishheads! Show off your fisheries smarts at the Student Quiz Bowl in Reno! Impress your professors, earn bragging rights, and compete for a Grand Prize. The winning team will compete against The Wildlife Society Quiz Bowl Champions for a Grand Championship!


Pebble Mine Comment Period Extended

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the first phase of Pebble Mine to July 1. Bristol Bay’s unimpaired watersheds and wild, sustainable, commercial, recreational, and subsistence fisheries represent an extraordinarily rare resource of national and global importance. The best available science must be considered in all levels of environmental review and permitting for Pebble Mine, a project whose potential scope is so vast that it would forever alter the watershed and the fisheries resources that rely on it.



Calling All Authors: AFS 150th Anniversary Special Issue of Fisheries

Fisheries magazine will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Fisheries Society with a special issue in June 2020 as well as special features in each issue throughout the year. Authors interested in participating in creating anniversary content should contact Peter Turcik at [email protected] for more information.


Communicating that Conservation Matters

Darren Miller | President, The Wildlife Society

Given societal shifts, how do we communicate conservation messages to a society largely detached from the natural world and becoming more diverse, with a concomitant diversity of views on natural resource management? How do we find messages that resonate?


Describing Fine-Scale Patterns of Genetic Structure and Introgression of Redband Trout in a Complex River System

The conservation status of Redband Trout Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdneri has been an increasing concern of fish managers. Effective fish management first requires an understanding of the spatial distribution of distinct populations and the processes influencing gene flow.

Communication, Relationships, and Relatability Influence Stakeholder Perceptions

At a time when society appears mistrustful of science, it is critical to understand how scientific credibility is evaluated. To understand how fisheries stakeholders assess scientific credibility, marine resource stakeholders from Maine were asked to discuss perceptions of credible science.

Bottom Currents Affect Spanner Crab Catch Rates in Southern Queensland, Australia

During daily fishing operations, spanner crab Ranina ranina catch rates can fluctuate substantially, but the environmental drivers responsible for these fluctuations largely remain unresolved. Earlier research suggests that spanner crab catchability increases with strengthening currents, but uncertainties surround the magnitude of the measured current speeds and, consequently, their relationship with catch rates.


Election Polls Close
May 24

If you have not yet voted in this year's officer election, please check your email for voting instructions. See the official candidate statements for April Croxton and Jim Bowker. Polls close on May 24.

New Fish Habitat Rising Star Award

The AFS Fish Habitat Section is launching a new award, the "Rising Star Award for Early-Career Contributions in Fish Habitat Conservation" in association with the National Fish Habitat Partnership and NOAA Fisheries.


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