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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

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

Meeting of the Generations – Panelists Needed

Meeting of the Generations – Perspectives on fisheries from those got us here to those will take us forward A proposal for the AFS 150th Anniversary  The Concept: A discussion group representing the full spectrum of fisheries professionals will engage in key conversations about the development of the current state of the profession and looking... Read More

AFS Seeks New Co-Chief Science Editor for Fisheries

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) seeks a scientist with a broad perspective on fisheries to act as Co-Chief Science Editor to work as part of a leadership team to oversee the science and creative content of Fisheries. The Editor must be committed to fast-paced deadlines and would be appointed for a five-year renewable term. Duties include:... Read More

2018 AFS Journal Impact Factors

Transactions, the North American Journal of Aquaculture, and Fisheries show increases in the newly released journal Impact Factors for 2018. AFS journals continue to be an effective and influential platform for reaching fisheries professionals throughout North America and around the world. We thank our authors for choosing to publish their important work with AFS, along with... Read More

Gary Curtis Named Editor in Chief of Fisheries Magazine

Gary Curtis has replaced Jeff Schaeffer as Editor in Chief (EIC) of Fisheries magazine. Schaeffer has stepped down from the position after serving as Chief Editor from 2013–2018, and Editor in Chief beginning in April of 2018. Curtis served as a Co-Chief Science Editor for Fisheries before being named by Schaeffer as the new EIC. Curtis’... Read More