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March 15 Deadline to Submit Symposia Proposals for Reno

Update: We have been hearing from many colleagues that they are still digging out from under the government shutdown, impacting their ability to develop the best quality symposium submissions. This is an unusual step and one we won't be repeating unless there is another furlough next year. Please submit your proposals for consideration here.

EPA Hearing on Revised WOTUS Rule: Let Your Voice Be Heard

AFS Policy Director Drue Winters testified last week before the only scheduled EPA public hearing on the revised Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS). During her testimony, Winters read from an AFS statement and supporting "impacts" paper, citing how the revised Rule fails to consider science and threatens fish and fisheries. Public comment is open until April 15.


Alaskan Chinook Salmon: Grow Fast or Die Young

According to researchers in the latest issue of Transactions, recent declines in the survival of Chinook Salmon stocks throughout Alaska led them to examine archived scale samples, which showed fast growth during the first and third years at sea was associated with higher rates of marine survival.

Does River Restoration Increase Fish Abundance & Survival or Concentrate Fish?

Researchers say that adequately determining whether changes in fish abundance observed in a restored area are due to increased movement, survival, or the amount of restoration, requires detailed monitoring of these factors simultaneously.
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AFS Journals Are Getting Noticed

Last week, our colleagues at USFWS said complimentary things about the quality of the science in our journal articles. On Twitter, during #InvasiveSpeciesWeek, they said: "These types of papers are priceless because they provide fishery managers and aquatic ecologists with essential information that can be used to develop adaptive management plans for controlling aquatic invasive species." So if you're not following us on social media, no more excuses! And please check out our Wiley journal hub, too.


April 17 Webinar for AFS Officer Elections

As the elections for Second Vice President approach, 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 statements in Fisheries magazine here: April Croxton and Jim Bowker.

April 1 Deadline for Award Nominations

Do you have a colleague who deserves recognition? Now is the time to submit nominations for AFS Society Awards for 2019! They are due April 1, 2019 and the awards themselves will be presented during the Annual Meeting (Joint Conference) in Reno.

Call for a New Journal Editor

AFS seeks a fisheries scientist with a broad perspective on fisheries management and applied fisheries sciences to serve as one of the editors of North American Journal of Fisheries Management (NAJFM). The successful applicant must be committed to fast-paced deadlines, timely correspondence with journals staff, and a team-oriented environment. Come join the team!


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