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Joe Margraf Becomes President of American Fisheries Society

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2016 Contact: Martha Wilson mwilson@fisheries.org Joe Margraf of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, has become the 132nd President of the American Fisheries Society. Margraf supervises the western Cooperative Research Units of the U.S. Geological Survey, but will be retiring from that role shortly. He assumed office on August 24, 2016 at the AFS... Read More

YOUNG, DINGELL INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN BILL TO ENHANCE FUNDING FOR FISH AND WILDLIFE

Good news for fish and wildlife programs that have been underfunded for decades. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (HR5650) bill announced yesterday offers hope for bipartisan support that would vastly increase funding for state programs.  ---AFS Policy Director Tom Bigford Washington, DC (July 7, 2016) –Yesterday, Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced the... Read More

Climate Science Center Review Team Member Solicitation

The American Fisheries Society and the Human Dimensions Research Unit of Cornell University have been engaged by the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) to conduct 5-year reviews of the eight DOI Climate Science Centers (CSC).  Information on the NCCWSC and CSC’s can be found at https://nccwsc.usgs.gov/.  Potential members are being solicited for... Read More

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AFS Idaho Chapter Annual Meeting Was a Great Success

This years theme, “Horizontal and Vertical Transmission of Fish-Related Information,” set the stage for a fantastic all female plenary session with talks by Morgan Case, Julie Collins, Sharon Kiefer, and Jesse Trushenski, who discussed their varied interpretations of, and experience with, fisheries “information,” and gave valuable advice on effective tools for communicating to diverse audiences. Read More

Second Vice President Election Now Open

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is conducting an election for Second Vice President for the coming year. All current members are eligible to participate. The election begins April 18, 2016 and closes May 20, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. The candidates for Second Vice President are Scott Bonar and Gary Whelan. Please see your email for voting... Read More

AFS/TWS Memorandum of Understanding with USGS Coop Units and USFWS

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) and The Wildlife Society (TWS) recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Geological Survey Cooperative Research Units (CRU) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The purpose of the MOU is to: Develop and exchange biological information for natural resource managers; Encourage, promote, and increase scientific professionalism... Read More