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How to Submit Comments on the Revised Waters of the US (WOTUS)

Opportunity for public comment is now open.  The comment period will close on Monday, April 15th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.  The very narrow rule fails to account for the full range of physical, chemical, and biological connections between navigable waters and the streams and wetlands.  The limited protections proposed for our nation’s waters threatens fish and... Read More

WOTUS Rule Fails to Consider Science and Threatens Fish and Fisheries

New Paper, “Headwater Streams and Wetlands are Critical for Sustaining Fish, Fisheries and Ecosystem Services,” demonstrates threats to ecosystem services, imperiled species, commercial and recreational species, and culturally valuable fish from narrow rule. The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is deeply concerned with the proposed rule released Thursday, February 14, by the EPA and the U.S.... Read More

WOTUS Public Hearing Scheduled for February 27 in Kansas City

EPA Press Release: EPA and Army Announce Public Hearing on Proposed New “Waters of the United States” Definition Hearing will be held February 27-28, 2019 in Kansas City, Kansas 02/06/2019 Contact Information:  EPA Press Office ([email protected]) WASHINGTON  — Following President Trump’s directive to provide certainty to American farmers and landowners so that the economy can continue to expand... Read More

International Fisheries Section Fellow Award

2019 AFS International Fisheries Section Fellow Award Applications due by March 15, 2019 Attention Students and Young Professionals: The International Fisheries Section (IFS) of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) is excited to announce the 2019 International Fisheries Section Fellow Award. The Fellow will represent IFS/AFS by presenting a poster or oral presentation at the 2019... Read More

Governing Board Meets in Cleveland

It may have been minus 14 degrees in Cleveland but the hospitality was warm as the AFS Governing Board and fisheries and wildlife scientists and professionals from Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference shared their space inside the Hilton in Cleveland. From discussing the Strategic Plan for the Society, to covering financial and brand revitalization issues,... Read More

New WOTUS Fact Sheet

Download a PDF of a new fact sheet of the Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS) produced by the American Fisheries Society, National Wildlife Federation, Trout Unlimited, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, American Fly Fishing Trade Association, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, and the Izaak Walton League.     Read More