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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

International Fisheries Section Fellow Award Applications Open

2017 AFS International Fisheries Section Fellow Award Applications due March 6th, 2017 Attention Students and Young Professionals: The International Fisheries Section (IFS) of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) is excited to announce the 2017 International Fisheries Section Fellow Award. The Fellow will represent the International Fisheries Section of the American Fisheries Society by presenting a... Read More

Primitive Fishes Session at 10th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference

The 10th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference (Tahiti, French Polynesia, 2-6 October 2017) Session: Primitive Fishes: Scientific, Cultural, and Commercial Importance Organizers: Alexei M. Orlov & Marcelo R. de Carvalho Affiliations: Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO), Moscow, Russia / Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil orlov@vniro.ru, mrcarvalho@ib.usp.br Lead contact: Alexei M. Orlov Description: Non-teleost fishes... Read More

Wild Trout Symposium XII: Call for Abstracts

The Wild Trout Symposium XII: Science, politics, and wild trout management: Who’s driving and where are we going? September 26-29, 2017 West Yellowstone, Montana, USA   Call for Abstracts Complete abstract preparation guidelines and online submission forms can be found at: www.wildtroutsymposium.org Deadline for abstract submission: extended to March 1, 2017   Presentations will be... Read More

Western Division AFS Small Project Grants

Application open period The Western Division currently has project funding available for Division Chapters, Subunits, and other fisheries-related groups. Grants are usually modest but can help get a project started or be used to complement other funding sources. This year, the WDAFS Executive Committee approved a budget of $5,000 to fund as many small projects... Read More

Remember AFS on Giving Tuesday

Every year people around the world designate a donation day. It's called "Giving Tuesday." It's your chance to think about the organizations you care about and how much more they might be able to do with a gift from you. At the American Fisheries Society, we’re proud of the work we do together to advance the... Read More

Thank You to Our Renewing Members

We would like to thank nearly 1,000 members who already renewed their 2017 dues. Your continued support is what makes AFS strong. If you did not have a chance to renew yet, please click here to log into your account. Your renewal will provide member benefits you’ve grown to appreciate plus more: Free subscription to... Read More