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Draft 2020-2024 Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan Revision Committee developed the 2020–2024 draft AFS Strategic Plan with the goal of making it a more useful document for AFS Unit leadership when developing their annual plans of work and helping committees and members focus their activities as they relate to the Society’s mission and goals. Comments on the draft Plan are due by August 23rd, with final Governing Board approval and a membership vote planned for the Reno Joint Conference.


Support Increased State Fisheries and Wildlife Funding

Sign onto a letter from fisheries and wildlife scientists in support of the Recovering America's Wildlife Act, which will provide increased, dedicated funding for state fish and wildlife programs. You can learn more about the bill here.


Get Ready to Celebrate 150 Years

AFS will turn 150 next year and we're inviting you to join in the celebration! We're collecting stories, photos, and videos, along with items for our interactive timeline.


Who's Talking? Gender Discrepancy in Conversation at AFS 148 in Atlantic City

A 2017 article presented nine proposed action areas that could be used to enhance diversity and inclusion in AFS. One of the action areas proposed was to “undertake self‐reflection and evaluation,” which includes consciously evaluating who is being heard at events, on panel discussions, and in the scientific literature.

Linking Water Quality and Fishery Management Facilitated the Development of Ecosystem‐based Management in the Great Lakes Basin

In order to achieve greater sustainability of the basin's fisheries, Great Lakes water resource and fishery managers began working together facilitating the development and implementation of ecosystem‐based management in these lakes.

Understanding Fish Assemblage Structure in Lentic Ecosystems: Relative Effects of Abiotic Factors and Management Legacies

This Featured Paper (free access) in the North American Journal of Fisheries Management examines patterns in fish assemblage structure that have rarely been evaluated for lake and reservoir systems, despite sharing recreational species and having similar management goals.

On‐Site Capabilities of a Mobile Laboratory for Aquatic Germplasm Cryopreservation

The cryopreservation of genetic material can be an important tool for researchers and others involved with imperiled fishes, wild fisheries, aquaculture, and biomedical research. The standardization and reliable collection of diverse, high‐quality samples are persistent challenges to the successful cryopreservation of aquatic species.


Have You Created Your Publons Profile Yet?

Log and track your contributions as a reviewer to the AFS journals program. A Publons profile shows a researcher’s review history across all journals, while maintaining reviewer anonymity. This creates a verified peer review record that can be included in internal reviews as well as job and grant applications.


Delta Air Lines Discounts

Delta is offering discounts for attendees of the AFS-TWS Joint Conference in Reno. Click here to learn how to book your flights.

Come Early, Stay Late in Reno

Whether it's communication 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 Reno meeting, or stay late for science tours and fishing fun on Friday after the conference.


EVENTS: See upcoming AFS and other events in our Events Calendar
CAREERS: For the latest JOBS postings from around the U.S. and Canada
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