Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Reaches 150 Co-sponsors

House Bill Addressing America’s Wildlife Crisis Gains 150+ Bipartisan Cosponsors More than one-third of all wildlife species in the United States are at-risk or vulnerable to extinction — and now more than one-third of the members of the House agree on a solution. WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, a bipartisan House bill aimed... Read More

Science Prominent in Maui Groundwater Supreme Court Oral Arguments and Questions

Analysis and transcript of U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments and questions in County of Maui v. Hawai’i Wildlife Fund, including topics addressed in the aquatic science societies’ amicus brief. SCOTUSblog analysis: Nina Totenberg’s report on NPR: Oral argument transcript: Read More

Marine and Coastal Fisheries—Swimming Forward

Debra J. Murie | Editor in Chief, Marine and Coastal Fisheries. Email:[email protected] I am pleased to announce that the American Fisheries Society’s (AFS) Editorial Office and the AFS Publications Overview Committee has approved a plan to restructure the editorial board of Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science (MCF). The editorial board will be realigned... Read More

Turn this Ship Around!

In 2015, the greatest United States commercial shipping disaster in 3 decades occurred. The 791‐foot container ship MV El Faro sank near the Bahamas with all 33 hands after it sailed directly into the eyewall of Hurricane Joaquin. Investigators were perplexed. How could such a large, modern ship, with access to real‐time weather data, modern communications equipment,... Read More

Hunting, Fishing, and Conservation Groups Oppose Changes to Clean Water Act Section 401 Process

PDF version October 21, 2019 Administrator Andrew Wheeler Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20460 Submitted via RE: Comments on Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2019-0405 Dear Administrator Wheeler, On behalf of our millions of members and supporters, the undersigned hunting, fishing, and conservation groups write in opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s... Read More

Science Societies Oppose Changes to Water Quality Rules

PDF version of letter October 21, 2019 Mr. Andrew R. Wheeler Acting Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20460 Via Re: Submission of Comments to EPA regarding the proposed rule “Updating Regulations on Water Quality Certification” (84 FR 44080; Docket Number EPA-HQ-OW-2019-0405-0025) Dear Administrator Wheeler: On behalf of the... Read More

Editor Sought for the Journal of Aquatic Animal Health

AFS seeks a fish health professional with a broad perspective on diseases and disorders of fish and other aquatic animals, disease pathogenesis, diagnostic methods, the design and conduct of experimental bioassays, and research writing to serve as one of two Editors of the Journal of Aquatic Animal Health (JAAH). The successful applicant must be committed... Read More

More than 1,000 Scientists Call for Proactive Conservation; Urge Passage of Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

For Immediate Release October 17, 2019 Contact: Drue Banta Winters, 504-220-7868, [email protected] Caroline Murphy, 301-897-9770 x 308, [email protected]  More than 1,000 Scientists Call for Proactive Conservation; Urge Passage of Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Today, more than 1,000 scientists from every state along with several territories and tribes sent a letter to members of Congress urging... Read More