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Have You Signed Our Letter of Support?

Support conservation of fish and wildlife and help us reach our goal of 1,000 scientists signing a letter calling for passage of the Recovering America's Wildlife Act. Please sign today to show your support before the House subcommittee hearing on the bill this Thursday.


Fisheries International Year of the Salmon Celebration

With the International Year of the Salmon well underway, the timing is apt to highlight some of the current research being done on this remarkable species. In this themed issue of Fisheries, we bring together four feature articles that focus on different aspects of salmon research and management, and address some of the challenges salmon continue to face.


President's Commentary: The Time for Action is Now

Sometimes the implications and consensus of scientific findings are so great, so important to our way of life that scientists must act forcefully. For these issues, the time has passed for endless arguing about minutiae; evidence leads to action as the primary path forward.

Cooling Apache Trout Streams under the Threat of Climate Change

In this study, the authors used the field‐tested Stream Segment Temperature model (U.S. Geological Survey) to simulate how altering discharge, groundwater input, channel wetted width, and shade prevents the temperatures of White Mountain, Arizona, stream reaches from exceeding the thermal tolerance of Apache Trout Oncorhynchus apache, both under existing conditions and under a climate change scenario.

Factors Affecting Survival of Lake Trout in Lake Michigan

Data from coded‐wire‐tagged fish captured in fishery‐independent surveys from 1998 to 2014 were used to evaluate relative postrelease survival of different genetic strains of Lake Trout stocked at four historical spawning locations.


Trout and Char Webinar

Join us for a free webinar on Wednesday at 1 p.m. EDT with two of the authors of our new book, Trout and Char of the World. This is the first comprehensive look at the taxonomy, life history, and conservation status of the world’s trout and char. These are fascinating and beautiful fish that rate high for the angler as well as for tourist and recreational economies. Trout and char also play key roles in the ecology of many lake and river systems around the world.

New in the Bookstore

From Catastrophe to Recovery: Stories of Fishery Management Success. Edited by Charles C. Krueger, William W. Taylor, and So-Jung Youn. This book provides eyewitness “good news” accounts of true stories of successful fishery management in action that have resulted in bringing fish populations from the brink of extinction to full recovery with viable naturally reproducing, self-sustaining, and productive populations. Includes 22 case histories of fishery management success spanning rivers, lakes, and marine systems. Each account ends with the authors’ reflections of lessons learned that could be applied to other fisheries.

Serve as an AFS Committee Volunteer

AFS committees for 2019-2020 are now forming. You can indicate your interest in volunteering by completing an online form.

What Is Your Favorite Fish?

We're looking for 150 fish species to highlight for the 150th anniversary of AFS in 2020. Nominate a fish you think is significant, interesting, beautiful, or just because you like it, and we may feature it on social media and on the 150th anniversary website next year!


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