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Cecil Jennings Elected AFS Second Vice President

The American Fisheries Society is proud to announce that Cecil Jennings, Ph.D., has been elected as our next Second Vice President. He will take office at the AFS Business Meeting to be held virtually in September 2020. Jennings is a Fisheries Research Biologist for the U.S. Geological Survey. His work addresses an assortment of fish... Read More

The Work Continues on the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Dear Members of the American Fisheries Society Family, Fifty years ago, in the backyard of the American Fisheries Society’s (AFS), the Potomac River was filled with so much sewage it filled the air with a putrid, vile stench. Ohio’s polluted Cuyahoga River caught fire for the 13th time spurring an environmental revolution in the United... Read More

President’s Message to AFS Members

Greetings AFS Members: During this uncertain and unsettled time, I hope that all of you are healthy and well.  As an organization at the intersection of science and society, AFS is committed to leading by example and incorporating science into our decision-making.  We want to keep you up to date as we navigate these uncharted... Read More

Special COVID-19 Statement

UPDATE on April 14, 2020: In light of the continuing challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic, AFS is providing a final abstract submission deadline of May 18 for the AFS Annual Meeting in Columbus. We are closely following the virus situation and working with authorities in Ohio and nationwide to understand concerns about hosting the meeting.  The health... Read More

NOAA Science Advisory Board Seeking Members

NOAA is soliciting nominations for members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB). At this time, individuals are sought with expertise in tsunami science; extreme weather prediction (including tornadoes); social sciences (including geography, sociology, behavioral science); Great Lakes research; cloud computing, artificial intelligence and data management; unmanned, autonomous system technology; `omics science and eDNA; weather... Read More

2020 International Fisheries Section Fellow Award

2020 AFS International Fisheries Section Fellow Award Applications due by March 13, 2020. Attention Students and Young Professionals: The International Fisheries Section (IFS) of the American Fisheries Society is excited to announce the 2020 International Fisheries Section Fellow Award. The Fellow will represent IFS/AFS with an oral presentation at the 2020 Fisheries Society of the... Read More

Shona Whyte Named Journal of Aquatic Animal Health Editor

AFS publications is pleased to announce Shona Whyte will serve as editor for the Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. Whyte is a research scientist, and adjunct professor and graduate faculty within the Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the University of Prince Edward Island’s Atlantic Veterinary College. She has been employed by both academic institutions and industry,... Read More

Give to Fisheries on Giving Tuesday

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 do together to advance 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