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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

Fisheries Techniques, Third Edition, Now Available as a Digital Download

Now Available - PDF downloads (complete book or individual chapters) of the acclaimed and widely-used Fisheries Techniques, third edition. Available since 2013 (previously in hard copy only), Fisheries Techniques is the comprehensive instructional and reference volume on fisheries sampling and analysis techniques. The third edition describes the techniques and approaches used to collect and analyze... Read More