New Award Announcement: William R. Mote Fisheries Fellowship

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is thrilled to announce the establishment of the William R. Mote Fisheries Fellowship. Eligible applicants will be invited to apply for the award next year; 2021 will also be the first year the fellowship is awarded. Named for Mr. William Russell Mote, who was an avid angler and lifelong benefactor... Read More

This Giving Tuesday, Think Fisheries

This #GivingTuesday, Think of Fisheries 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... Read More

Fish and Wildlife Conservationists Praise Congress for Passing the America’s Conservation Enhancement Act (S.3051)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2020 MEDIA CONTACTS: Parker Williams, Governmental Communications Manager, Ducks Unlimited, [email protected] Leslie Garrett, Marketing & Communications Director, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, 202-543-6850 ex. 17, [email protected] Mary Jane Williamson, Communications Director, American Sportfishing Association, 703-519-9691, x227 Dave Kinney, Associate Vice President, Trout Media, (856) 857-9669, [email protected] Matt Smelser, Policy Communications Director, 512.739.9635,... Read More

World’s Leading Aquatic Scientific Societies Urgently Call for Cuts to Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 14, 2020 Contact: Drue Winters, [email protected] or Beth Beard, [email protected] World’s Leading Aquatic Scientific Societies Urgently Call for Cuts to Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Dire consequences for freshwater and marine resources without significant and fast action Bethesda, MD (September 14, 2020) In an unprecedented statement released today, the American Fisheries Society... Read More

Changes to ESA Critical Habitat Designations Will Leave At-Risk Species Vulnerable

September 4, 2020 Gary Frazer U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Department of the Interior Washington, DC 20240 Samuel D. Rauch III National Marine Fisheries Service Office of Protected Resources 1315 East-West Highway Silver Spring, MD 20910 Via Re: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Regulations for Listing Endangered and Threatened Species and Designating Critical... Read More