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AFS Opposes Proposed Changes to Water Quality Process

Section 401 of the Clean Water Act established an important federal-state partnership, providing states with the opportunity to ensure waterways and wetlands are safeguarded from the adverse effects of activities that need federal permits, such as the construction of dams, diversions, housing and commercial development, roads, bridges, mines, hydropower plants, and pipelines.
A proposed rule will dramatically limit longstanding state and tribal authority to ensure that projects include protective conditions to limit damage to fisheries, water quality, wetlands, and public access.


Rapid Assessment for Identifying Species of Greatest Conservation Need: Towards a Unified Approach

Identification of imperiled species ranges from rapid, qualitative, expert opinion‐based assessments to time‐intensive, quantitative assessments. The purpose of this study was to develop a methodology to rapidly quantify species of greatest conservation need by incorporating the concepts of resiliency, redundancy, and representation, which are used by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to identify imperiled species.

Associations among Fish Length, Dam Passage History, and Survival to Adulthood in Two Salmon Species

Threatened or endangered salmon and steelhead originating in the Snake River basin must pass through a series of eight major hydroelectric dams during their seaward migration. Understanding the effects of specific dam passage routes on lifetime survival for these stocks is essential for successful management.

President's Commentary: Turn this Ship Around!

In 2015, the greatest United States commercial shipping disaster in 3 decades occurred. The 791‐foot container ship MV El Faro sank near the Bahamas with all 33 hands after it sailed directly into the eyewall of Hurricane Joaquin. Investigators were perplexed. How could such a large, modern ship sail directly into the teeth of a category four hurricane, especially when it was so easy to avoid the storm?

Marine and Coastal Fisheries:
Swimming Forward

Editor in Chief Debra Murie announces that the American Fisheries Society’s (AFS) Editorial Office and the AFS Publications Overview Committee have approved a plan to restructure the editorial board of Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science.


Best Student Presentations Webinar

Join AFS for a webinar featuring papers from the Reno Joint Conference! If you were unable to attend the conference or missed these sessions, take this opportunity to hear from best student paper and poster presentation presenters!

Renew Your Membership Now

It's time to renew your membership for 2020! Renew now so you don't miss a single issue of Fisheries or our journals online (included in your membership).

Inspire the Next Generation

It's that time of year again! The American Fisheries Society's Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program is now accepting mentor applications for the coming summer. Applications are open until March 1st, 2020.

Editor Sought for Journal of Aquatic Animal Health

AFS seeks a fish health professional with a broad perspective on diseases and disorders of fish and other aquatic animals, disease pathogenesis, diagnostic methods, the design and conduct of experimental bioassays, and research writing to serve as one of two Editors of the Journal of Aquatic Animal Health.

Wild Trout XIII

Save the date for Wild Trout XIII, September 22-25, 2020, in West Yellowstone, Montana. Held every three years, each Wild Trout Symposium has led to innovative approaches to wild trout management.


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