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Special Section: Captive Propagation of Imperiled Species

Augmentation of wild populations with hatchery‐reared individuals continues to be a valuable tool in conservation biology. The authors and editors hoped that the tips, tricks, and techniques that worked on some imperiled species might be adaptable to others. This special section serves as a repository for information shared at the Captive Propagation of Imperiled Aquatic Species Symposium at the 147th AFS Annual Meeting (held in Tampa, Florida, August 2017).

Recent Ecosystem Disturbance in the Northern California Current

An extended marine heat wave occurred across the North Pacific during 2014–2016, including the formation of the warm “Blob” followed by a strong El Niño in 2016. Coincident with this marine heat wave, we documented unprecedented biological changes in plankton and nekton in the Northern California Current within pelagic surveys conducted over 20 years (1998–2017).

Angler Attitudes Explain Disparate Behavioral Reactions to Fishery Regulations

In this study, the authors surveyed Striped Bass Morone saxatilis anglers from multiple coastal Atlantic states to explore how potential policies may change fishing behavior, assess angler motivations and catch‐related attitudes, and determine whether attitudes correlate with intended behavior. Results revealed that rule changes fundamentally changed effort allocation, whereby participants often shifted fishing effort to other saltwater species.


Recovering America's Wildlife Act Reaches 150 Co-sponsors

The bill would fund locally led, proactive efforts to help 12,000 species of concern identified by the state wildlife agencies. Since the bill was introduced in July, 113 Democrats and 38 Republicans have signed on. See if your representative has signed on yet.

AFS and Other Aquatic Science Societies File Supreme Court Brief

On November 6, the Supreme Court heard a case (County of Maui v. Hawai’i Wildlife Fund) to determine whether the Clean Water Act’s jurisdiction extends to the regulation of pollutants through groundwater flows. AFS joined with other science societies in a brief to the Supreme Court to highlight the important connections between point sources and surface waters via different types of groundwater pathways, as well as the scientific tools used to ascertain those connections.


Call for 2020 Symposium Proposals

Come celebrate 150 years of fisheries ecology, conservation, and management with fisheries students and professionals from around the world. Symposium proposal submission is now open for the 150th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, August 30 - September 3, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio.

Call for Continuing Education Course Proposals for Columbus 2020

Looking for a deeper dive into a particular fisheries subject? AFS is now accepting proposals for Continuing Education courses to be held at the 2020 Annual Meeting in Columbus! CE proposals may be for half- or full-day courses on topics related to fisheries science and/or success skills. All courses will be reviewed and approved by the Continuing Education Committee prior being added to the Columbus schedule; course attendees may claim CE credits for completed courses.

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).


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