2018 AFS International Fisheries Section Fellow Award

Applications due by March 6, 2018   Attention Students and Young Professionals: The International Fisheries Section (IFS) of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) is excited to announce the 2018 International Fisheries Section Fellow Award. The Fellow will represent IFS/AFS by presenting a poster or oral presentation at the 2018 Fisheries Society of the British Isles... Read More

Using Carbon Dioxide in Fisheries and Aquatic Invasive Species Management

By Hilary B. Treanor, Andrew M. Ray, Megan Layhee, Barnaby J. Watten, Jackson A. Gross, Robert E. Gresswell, and Molly A. H. Webb Abstract To restore native fish populations, fisheries programs often depend on active removal of aquatic invasive species. Chemical removal can be an effective method of eliminating aquatic invasive species, but chemicals can induce mortality in nontarget organisms and... Read More

Harnessing Citizenry Awareness and Technology to Improve Fisheries Information: The Power of Data

By Nicolas L. Gutierrez, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy Abstract Fisheries sustainability is imperative if we aim to feed an ever-growing population and sustain the livelihoods that depend on them. Despite substantial progress in the science behind fisheries management, more than 90% of the world's fisheries remain unassessed due mostly to... Read More

POLICY COLUMN: Where Do We Go from Here?

By Tom Bigford, AFS Policy Director This is my 51st and final column for Fisheries magazine, which is cause for celebration and angst. I will be retiring shortly after this column is published, leaving my policy director post at AFS. Other than tasks associated with my continuing role as past-president of the AFS Fish Habitat Section, my... Read More

PRESIDENT’S COMMENTARY: The AFS Role in High-Priority Policy Issues

By Steve McMullin, AFS President President Barack Obama once famously said, “Elections have consequences.” The first year of the Trump Administration clearly demonstrates the truth of that statement, and the consequences for fisheries and the environment are potentially “huge.” The Trump Administration's approach to science and the environment during its first year in office included... Read More

Fisheries Highlights – December 2017

COLUMNS President's Commentary  The AFS Role in High-Priority Policy Issues Policy Where Do We Go from Here? World Fisheries: Shared Experiences and Suggestions FEATURES  Harnessing Citizenry Awareness and Technology to Improve Fisheries Information: The Power of Data Using Carbon Dioxide in Fisheries and Aquatic Invasive Species Management … and more! Members click below for the December  2017 Fisheries magazine's... Read More

This Week on the Hill: Markup of Magnuson-Stevens and Other Fisheries Bills, Hearing on National Ocean Policy

Tuesday, December 12 The House Committee on Natural Resources has scheduled a markup on 15 bills including the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act beginning on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in 1324 Longworth House Office Building. The committee will convene for opening statements only and will reconvene the following day. Tuesday, December 12... Read More

AFS Weighs in on Provision to Tax Tuition Waivers

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act passed by the House of Representatives on November 16, 2017 includes language that would repeal a provision in the Tax Code that currently excludes tuition waivers from gross income for qualifying students.  The Senate bill, passed on December 2, does not have a corresponding tuition waiver provision.  Members of... Read More

December 13 Deadline for WOTUS Comments – Updated

AFS is joining with other science societies to oppose the EPA’s most recent proposal to add an “effective date” to the 2015 rule. We believe that this action is an attempt to amend the Clean Water Rule. AFS believes that any agency action concerning WOTUS—including the effective suspension of the Clean Water Rule—must be supported... Read More

Sign-Up for eTOCs for AFS Journals and Fisheries

Visit Wiley Online Library and click “Get New Content Alerts” to sign-up for electronic table of contents.  Follow the links below to sign up for your favorite AFS titles: Transactions of the American Fisheries Society North American Journal of Fisheries Management North American Journal of Aquaculture Journal of Aquatic Animal Health Marine and Coastal Fisheries:... Read More