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2023-2024 Climate Ambassadors Program Applications Now Open

Join the 2023-2024 Climate Ambassadors Program Applications are now being accepted for the next class of Climate Ambassadors through October 1. Administered by AFS with the assistance of a team of dedicated and skilled science communication trainers, the Climate Ambassadors Program provides a specialized 2-year communication skills program beginning with orientation in December and training starting... Read More

AFS Supports EPA Restrictions on Pebble Mine

September 6, 2022 Mr. Michael S. Regan Administrator Environmental Protection Agency Mail Code 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20460 via regulations.gov Re: Proposed determination to restrict the use of certain waters in Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed as disposal sites for discharge of dredged or fill material in association with mining the Pebble deposit;... Read More

Tom Bigford Receives Stanley A. Moberly Award for Fish Habitat Conservation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2022 Contact: Beth Beard [email protected] TOM BIGFORD RECEIVES STANLEY A. MOBERLY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS IN FISH HABITAT CONSERVATION FROM THE AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY (Spokane, WA) August 23, 2022 – Tom Bigford received the Stanley A. Moberly Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievements and Contributions to Fish Habitat Conservation. American Fisheries... Read More

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Video Contest

The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act is nearing the finish line. AFS is joining our partners in a social media blitz to mobilize personal networks around Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. We are asking people to make videos to share with their friends, followers, connections (particularly on social media, but any digital medium can be used), describing... Read More

Robert Hughes Receives the Award of Excellence from the American Fisheries Society

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 25, 2022 Contact: Beth Beard [email protected] 240-687-3761 ROBERT HUGHES RECEIVES THE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FROM THE AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY (Spokane, WA) August 25, 2022 – Robert Hughes, Ph.D., Courtesy Associate Professor at Oregon State University, Senior Research Scientist at Amnis Opes Institute, and President of Integrated Ecosystem Sciences Inc., received the... Read More

Friends of the Chicago River Receives President’s Fishery Conservation Award from the American Fisheries Society

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2022 Contact: Beth Beard 240-687-3761 [email protected] FRIENDS OF THE CHICAGO RIVER RECEIVES PRESIDENTS’ FISHERIES CONSERVATION AWARD FROM THE AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY (Spokane, Washington) August 23, 2022 –The organization Friends of the Chicago River received the President’s Fishery Conservation Award at the 2022 American Fisheries Society (AFS) 152nd Annual Meeting in Spokane,... Read More

Marine Aquaculture Congressional Briefing

July 13, 2022 – Online webinar Around the globe, advances in science and technology have enabled a thriving, environmentally sound, and sustainable marine aquaculture industry. Join us to learn how a stable regulatory framework with strong environmental safeguards, combined with the use of best practices, research, and innovation, can guide the U.S. towards a more... Read More

Latin American and Caribbean Fisheries Congress to Convene Fisheries Professionals from Underrepresented Regions

Peter Turcik | Fisheries Managing Editor. Email: [email protected] Fisheries professionals from Central America, South America, and the Caribbean will gather in Cancun, Mexico on May 15–18, 2023 for the inaugural Latin American and Caribbean Fisheries Congress (LACFC). The event aims to demonstrate the incredible volume of high-quality fish science being conducted throughout the Caribbean and Latin... Read More

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Passes House

Contact: Drue Banta Winters, 504-220-7868, [email protected] Caroline Murphy, 301-968-1903, [email protected]   America’s Natural Resource Professionals Commend Passage of Recovering America’s Wildlife Act June 14, 2022 – Today, fisheries and wildlife professionals from across the United States are celebrating the bipartisan House passage of groundbreaking legislation to conserve the nation’s  fish and wildlife. The Recovering America’s... Read More