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New AFS Journal Impact Factors

Transactions, the North American Journal of Aquaculture, and Fisheries show increases in the newly released journal Impact Factors for 2018. AFS journals continue to be an effective and influential platform for reaching fisheries professionals throughout North America and around the world.

Gary Curtis Named Editor in Chief

Gary Curtis has replaced Jeff Schaeffer as Editor in Chief (EIC) of Fisheries magazine. Schaeffer has stepped down from the position after serving as Chief Editor from 2013–2018, and Editor in Chief beginning in April 2018. Curtis served as a Co-Chief Science Editor for Fisheries before being named by Schaeffer as the new EIC.


AFS, Western Division, and Alaska Chapter Submit Comments on Pebble Mine

The joint comments on the Pebble Mine Draft Environmental Impact Statement note that impacts and risks to fish and their habitats are underestimated, many conclusions are not supported by the data or analysis provided, and critical information is missing. To submit comments by the July 1 deadline, click here.


Student Angle: Stakeholder Engagement is the Path to Successful Management

“Fisheries management” might be more aptly called “human management.” While not a groundbreaking revelation to the readers of Fisheries magazine, this concept can be easily forgotten by those of us who do not regularly engage with the public. Our field is a carousel of complex issues, each with diverse stakeholder groups and their associated competing needs.

Effective Science‐Based Fishery Management is Good for Gulf of Mexico's “Bottom Line” – But Evolving Challenges Remain

The northern Gulf of Mexico is an ecologically and economically productive system that supports some of the largest volume and most valuable fisheries in the United States. The benefit of these fisheries to society and to the surrounding Gulf communities has varied historically, commensurate with the fish population sizes and the economic activities they are able to sustain.

Portable Filtration Systems to Reduce the Transport Risk of Zebra Mussels and Asian Clams

Invasive species represent a substantial threat to aquatic systems, and aquaculture operations provide a vector for their transportation between waters. This study evaluated the effectiveness of two portable filter systems at reducing or eliminating zebra mussel and Asian clam veligers from an infested water source.

Developing Thermal Guilds for Water Temperature Regulation: Wyoming Case Study

Many streams are experiencing increased average temperatures due to anthropogenic activity and climate change. As a result, surface water temperature regulation is critical for preserving a diverse stream fish species assemblage. We used Wyoming stream fish assemblages as a case study to examine the feasibility of addressing the limitations of field and laboratory data through a hybrid approach that integrates both types of data to classify species into thermal guilds that can potentially inform regulatory standards.


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