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NFHP Bill Passes House

The bipartisan National Fish Habitat Conservation Through Partnership Act (H.R. 1747) passed in the U.S. House of Representatives as part of a broader package of natural resource legislation last week. The bill also advanced through the Senate in the Committee on Environment and Public Works today as part of the America’s Conservation Enhancement Act (S. 3051.)

The act would authorize funding for the National Fish Habitat Program and its 20 regional partnerships working across the country to conserve priority fish habitats and fish populations. Codifying the program into law would secure consistent federal funding and establish a strategic framework for the restoration and conservation projects implemented through the program.

Recovering America's Wildlife Act Reported out of Natural Resources Committee

The bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act was reported out of the House Natural Resources Committee on December 5, positioning it for a vote on the House floor. The bill would fund proactive conservation efforts to prevent species from becoming endangered and would provide additional funding for species that are already listed.


Twenty Years of Testing Indicates No Meaningful Loss of Antibiotic Susceptibility for Multiple Pathogens in Hatcheries

Antibiotic use in animal production, including aquaculture, has become a controversial subject in recent years. It is unclear whether antibiotic use by fish hatcheries or farms is functionally related to the development of resistance in important human pathogens. Nevertheless, antimicrobial resistance is relevant to aquaculture because it may reduce the effectiveness of the limited treatment options available for fish health management.


Kristen Anstead Named Fisheries Co-Chief Science Editor

The American Fisheries Society is proud to announce that Kristen Anstead has been appointed as the new Co-Chief Science Editor for Fisheries magazine. In this position, Anstead will be responsible for overseeing the peer review process for scientific papers submitted to the magazine.

Perceptions of Resilience in Fishery‐Dependent Bahamian Communities Following a Category 4 Hurricane

Fishery‐dependent communities in coastal environments are often vulnerable to hurricanes, but diverse and accessible fisheries may buffer the effects of extreme storms and promote community resilience. The authors began evaluating this possibility with a qualitative study in the Lowe Sound and Red Bays communities in The Bahamas immediately after the impact of a category 4 hurricane.


Hutton Student Application Period Open

Calling all future fisheries professionals! The American Fisheries Society's Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program is now accepting applications for Summer 2020. Applications are due by February 16, 2020.

December Webinar

Register now for the December webinar on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at 1 pm Eastern Time: A Clean Air Act Success Story: Evidence of Chemical and Biological Recovery in an Acidified Catskill Mountain River, New York.

Call for 2020 Award Nominations

Coming in 2020 – Call for Awards: Nominate your colleagues and mentors for AFS Awards!
Nominations open February 3 - March 16, 2020.

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.

AFS HQ Building Recognized by County Officials

Local county officials recently held a "ribbon-cutting" ceremony at the AFS headquarters building in Bethesda to recognize the first completed project in a new green lending program for energy efficiency improvements.


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