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20,000 Scientists Warn that Repeal of Wetlands Rule Puts Important Aquatic Resources at Risk

American Fisheries Society • Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography • Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation • Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society • North American Lake Management Society •  Society for Freshwater Science • Society of Wetland Scientists • Phycological Society of America 20,000 Scientists Warn that Repeal of Wetlands Rule Puts Important Aquatic Resources... Read More

AFS Urges Congress to Support DOI’s Climate Science Centers

AFS recently signed-on to a letter urging congressional appropriators to fund the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs) in concert with a number of conservation organizations.  The President’s FY18 budget proposes a 34% decrease in overall funding from FY17 levels for this program and the cuts would result... Read More

ASWM to host WOTUS Webinar

The Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) will host a webinar on July 11, 2017 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. ET featuring legal experts representing diverse perspectives on the Trump administration’s proposed repeal of the 2015 Clean Water Rule. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Army are carrying out a two-step process to repeal... Read More

Bi-partisan Legislation Aims to Authorize National Fish Habitat Partnership

In June, Sens. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, and Ben Cardin, D-Md. introduced bipartisan legislation to authorize the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP). The National Fish Habitat Conservation Act, S. 1436, authorizes $7.2 million annually for fish habitat restoration and protection projects that are supported by regional Fish Habitat Partnerships and codifies the National Fish Habitat Action... Read More

EPA Announces Clean Water Rule Rollback

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have begun the process of rescinding the 2015 Clean Water Rule. The repeal of the 2015 rule and replacement could result in a rollback of Clean Water Act protections for a majority of the nation’s streams and wetlands, including the headwater streams and... Read More

Hutton Program Wins Association Award

The American Fisheries Society's Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program has been named a 2017 "Power of A" Gold Award winner by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). The Power of A Awards recognize a select number of organizations annually that distinguish themselves with innovative, effective and broad-reaching programs and activities that positively impact America and the... Read More

Latest Impact Factors for AFS Journals Released

The newly released 2016 Impact Factors show gains for four of six AFS publications, with Fisheries magazine achieving a score of 3.00, making it #5 out of 50 fisheries publications. Journal 2016 IF 2015 IF 2014 IF 5-Year IF 2016 Ranking  2015 Ranking Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 0.906 0.859 0.986 1.130 32/50 Fisheries; 67/136... Read More

Seven Reasons Why You Definitely Need to Come to Tampa

  Years since the last AFS Annual Meeting in Florida (and the last AFS Annual Meeting on the coast in the South). Continuing Education Workshops, plus 3 other technical workshops Symposia and almost 1,200 total oral and poster presentations Great networking events, including the Grand Networking Event at the world famous Florida Aquarium Trade Show exhibitors... Read More