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Commenting Open on Revised WOTUS Rule

AFS issues statement saying that the proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule, released last week by EPA, fails to consider science and threatens fish and fisheries. The statement was supported by an AFS paper on deleterious impacts.

Research Shows Value of Intermittent Streams

An intermittent stream in Colorado is shown to support extensive spawning of large‐river native fishes. Intermittent streams make up a large percentage of all stream habitats, with significant roles in spawning, foraging, refugia, and early life history habitat for many fishes but comments have been requested about whether such streams should continue to be protected under the Clean Water Act.

WOTUS Webinar - Feb 27 1:00 p.m. EST

Join us for an informative and timely discussion about the proposed WOTUS rule, the science that contradicts it, and how to submit an effective regulatory comment. Speakers: Gillian Davies, Dr. Mažeika Sullivan, Dr. Susan Colvin, Drue Banta Winters.


Three Ways to Take a Fish's Blood

This paper demonstrates methodologies for drawing blood from both aquarium and farmed fish and lists the advantages and disadvantages of each procedure, considering animal welfare and practicalities.

Conservation of Black Bass Diversity

A new Fisheries article, "Conservation of Black Bass Diversity: An Emerging Management Paradigm," discusses how successful conservation of black bass diversity requires that management agencies prioritize the protection of native species, forms, and lineages within and across jurisdictional boundaries.

Social Media Helps Bridge Gap between Scientists and Anglers

As more anglers become receptive of messages and aware of conservation challenges for black bass and other natural resources, they represent a valuable, yet largely untapped resource that could advance conservation efforts.


One More Week to Submit Symposia and CE Proposals for Reno

March 1 deadline: Ten days and counting! Be a part of the first-ever joint conference between AFS and The Wildlife Society! Submit your papers for consideration here.

$2,100 in Travel for 2019 AFS International Fisheries Section Fellow Award

The International Fisheries Section (IFS) of AFS is excited to announce the 2019 International Fisheries Section Fellow Award. The Fellow will represent IFS/AFS by presenting a poster or oral presentation at the 2019 Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI) Annual Symposium, July 15-19, at the University of Hull, United Kingdom.


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