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April Croxton Elected New AFS Second Vice President

The American Fisheries Society is proud to announce that April Croxton has been elected as the new Second Vice President and will take office at the AFS Business Meeting on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the AFS Annual Meeting in Reno, NV. Croxton is an Analyst for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Policy,... Read More

Fish Habitat Section Launches New Rising Star Award

Fish Habitat Section of the American Fisheries Society  “Rising Star Award for Outstanding Early-Career Contributions in Fish Habitat Conservation” Background: This award recognizes the outstanding early-career contributions of students and early professionals in the field of fish habitat conservation. This fills a need to recognize the achievements of individuals who achieve early-career success on projects... Read More

Paul Michaletz appointed to the editor team of North American Journal of Fisheries Management

AFS Publications welcomes Paul Michaletz to the editorial board of the North American Journal of Fisheries Management (NAJFM).  Paul will be replacing Geraldine Vander Haegen as an editor of the journal. A 33-year veteran of the Missouri Department of Conservation, Paul has authored or coauthored over 40 peer-reviewed publications—over half of which have been published in... Read More

Draft 2020-2024 Strategic Plan

Charting the Course for the American Fisheries Society The Strategic Plan Revision Committee includes: Jim Bowker, Tom Bigford, Scott Bonar, Julie Defilippi‐Simpson, Ron Essig, John Jackson, Steve Midway, and Margaret Murphy AFS STRATEGIC PLAN REVISION COMMITTEE The Strategic Plan Revision Committee developed the 2020–2024 draft AFS Strategic Plan with the goal of making it a... Read More

AFS Second Vice President Candidate Statements: April Croxton

Please note: Voting for Second Vice President will open in late April. Voting instructions will be sent to current (2019) AFS members by email. BACKGROUND Raised by parents from a small fishing and agricultural community along the Atlantic coast, I was fortunate to develop an appreciation for both land and water at an early age.... Read More

AFS Second Vice President Candidate Statements: Jim Bowker

Please note: Voting for Second Vice President will open in late April. Voting instructions will be sent to current (2019) AFS members by email. BACKGROUND Like anyone approaching the end of their career, I spent a lot of time thinking about how I’d fill my days after retiring from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.... Read More

AFS 2019 Symposia Proposal Deadline Extended until March 15

Due to numerous requests, symposia proposal submission for the 2019 Joint Conference with The Wildlife Society in Reno-Tahoe has been extended one final time until March 15. “We have been hearing from many people that they simply are still digging out from the impacts of the federal government shutdown and that has impacted their ability to develop... Read More

International Fisheries Section Fellow Award

2019 AFS International Fisheries Section Fellow Award Applications due by March 15, 2019 Attention Students and Young Professionals: The International Fisheries Section (IFS) of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) is excited to announce the 2019 International Fisheries Section Fellow Award. The Fellow will represent IFS/AFS by presenting a poster or oral presentation at the 2019... Read More

AFS Statement on Impacts of Federal Government Shutdown

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) urges Congress and the White House to work together in a bipartisan manner to reach an agreement on fiscal year 2019 appropriations to end the partial government shutdown and allow natural resource agencies that support important fisheries research and management to resume operations. The shutdown is negatively affecting many federal... Read More