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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

New AFS Policy Director Drue Winters

Please join us in welcoming Drue Banta Winters to AFS. Drue joins AFS as the new policy director, temporarily sharing the role with Tom Bigford who will retire later this year. Together they will lead the organization’s policy advocacy efforts, through thoughtful engagement with decision makers on issues that impact aquatic resources. The policy team capitalizes... Read More

Membership Vote on Rules Changes

Membership votes to accompany the AFS officer elections Establish a Science Communication Section of the American Fisheries Society Background:  The purpose of the new section is to advance the Society’s promotion of scientific research and sustainable management of fisheries resources by expanding the science communication knowledge and skills of AFS members.  A Science Communication Section... Read More

AFS Second Vice President Candidate Statement: Brian R. Murphy

BACKGROUND Growing up in Michigan, there were plenty of opportunities to indulge my lifelong fascination with all things aquatic. However, living on the boundary between urban and rural, I also saw firsthand the profound influences that people can exert on the integrity of aquatic systems. I came to fisheries science late in my educational career,... Read More

A Voice for the Fish—and Our Profession

Now, more than ever, our fisheries and aquatic resources and the people who manage them need the support of a strong scientific community. Together we’ve seen the benefits of our work in action—the Wallop-Breaux Sport Fish Restoration Act and Magnuson-Stevens Act transformed fisheries management. Today, as these programs face unprecedented threats, it’s crucial for AFS... Read More