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April Croxton Elected New AFS Second Vice President

"I am honored to have been elected to this position and am looking forward to being a part of the AFS leadership team, and having the opportunity to work with our membership on crafting the future of AFS. I am excited to begin working on our engagement activities within the Society, as well as with our external partners."


Capitol Hill Science Briefing on Marine Aquaculture

AFS and NOAA Fisheries brought congressional staffers and environmental organizations together for “Mythbusting Marine Aquaculture,” a science-focused briefing in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. Experts challenged outdated perceptions that have limited the social acceptance and complicated efforts to advance federal legislation to simplify the regulatory landscape for offshore aquaculture.


Pricing the Priceless

The English language is full of idiosyncrasies. For every so‐called rule of spelling or grammar, there is a word or circumstance that breaks it. The word “priceless” is one example. Those unfamiliar with the word might understandably mistake its meaning for “without a price” or without value. Of course, we know it is meant to suggest the opposite: we say something is priceless when it is so valuable that its true worth is beyond calculation. These mirrored meanings—without a price and priceless—spring to mind when I consider the existence value of fish.

The Wisdom of Thanos in Fishery Science: Why Manage Catch‐and‐Release Fisheries?

In the Marvel Comics movie “Avengers: Infinity War,” the god‐like character Thanos regulates resources by eliminating half the human population. The goal (not the mechanism) is shared with fishery scientists who labor to allocate resources fairly and sustainably in open‐access fisheries. Minimizing human exploitation is perceptively easier via catch‐and‐release fishing. This widespread and voluntary form of fishing has improved sustainability of Largemouth Bass Micropterus salmoides. A fishery manager for bass in Maryland therefore asked whether scientists need to manage catch‐and‐release fisheries.

Rapid Recolonization and Life History Responses of Bull Trout Following Dam Removal in the Elwha River

In Washington's Elwha River, two impassable, century‐old hydroelectric dams were removed in the world's largest dam removal project. Dam removal restored access to 130 km of habitat and reconnected headwater, estuarine, and marine areas. Multi‐year radiotelemetry data characterized migratory patterns of federally threatened Bull Trout Salvelinus confluentus after the dam removal.

Direct Economic Impact of Fish Diseases on the East Mississippi Catfish Industry

The objectives of this effort were to identify basic descriptors of the east Mississippi catfish industry, identify prevalent diseases affecting this region, and determine the direct economic impacts of these diseases during the 2016 production season.


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Come Early, Stay Late in Reno

Whether it's "soft" skills, tech skills, or hands-on equipment skills, we have the training you need to take your career further. Join us for valuable Continuing Education courses on Saturday and Sunday before the meeting, or stay late for science tours and fishing fun on Friday after the conference.


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