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AFS Calls for More Investment in Conservation in Farm Bill

October 7, 2021 The Honorable Chuck Schumer, Majority Leader United States Senate The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House United States House of Representatives Dear Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi, Thank you for your ongoing efforts to pass a Build Back Better Act that includes robust funding for climate-smart agriculture. As you continue to... Read More

AFS and Other Aquatic Science Societies Call for Urgent Reduction in Carbon Emissions to Protect Fish from Climate Change

Download PDF version September 21, 2021 The Honorable John Kerry Special Presidential Envoy for Climate U.S. Department of State Dear Special Envoy Kerry: In advance of the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, UK, the American Fisheries Society (AFS) would like to make you aware of the global consensus of aquatic science societies... Read More

The AFS Climate Ambassador Program Will Help Bridge the Communication Gap in Climate Change Science

Drue Banta Winters | AFS Policy Director. Email: [email protected] Julie Claussen | Fisheries Conservation Foundation Carolyn Hall | Works on Water Katie O’Reilly | University of Notre Dame As fisheries scientists, we understand the value of water. Our work is intrinsically connected to it and its many facets: its quality, flow, availability, and temperature, to... Read More

Science, Conservation, and Outdoor Groups Urge Establishment of Replacement Clean Water Act Rule

The Honorable Michael Regan Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20460 Mail Code 1101A Mr. Jaime A. Pinkham Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) 108 Army Pentagon Washington, DC 20310-0108 Submitted electronically at www.regulations.gov RE: Docket ID... Read More

Aquatic Science Societies Call for Re-establishment of Science-based Waters of the US Rule

American Fisheries Society • Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography • Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation • Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society • International Association for Great Lakes Research • North American Lake Management Society • Phycological Society of America • Society for Freshwater Science • Society of Wetland Scientists September 3, 2021 Mr.... Read More

Aquatic Science Societies Urge EPA to Restore State and Tribal Authority in Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification Rule

American Fisheries Society · International Association of Great Lakes Researchers · North American Lake Management Society · Phycological Society of America · Society for Freshwater Science · Society of Wetland Scientists August 2, 2021 The Honorable Michael S. Regan Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20460 Via regulations.gov Re: Submission... Read More