World’s Leading Aquatic Scientific Societies Urgently Call for Cuts to Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 14, 2020 Contact: Drue Winters, [email protected] or Beth Beard, [email protected] World’s Leading Aquatic Scientific Societies Urgently Call for Cuts to Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Dire consequences for freshwater and marine resources without significant and fast action Bethesda, MD (September 14, 2020) In an unprecedented statement released today, the American Fisheries Society... Read More

eBooks Now Available in Bookstore

New in the Bookstore: Some of your favorite titles are now available as eBooks! Ebooks are extremely portable, and able to be stored on a number of devices with no physical storage space needed. Readers can increase font sizes, bookmark pages, make notes, highlight passages, and save selected text. They’re easily searchable. You can read... Read More

North American Journal of Aquaculture Seeks Associate Editors

  The American Fisheries Society seeks fisheries scientists to serve as Associate Editors of the North American Journal of Aquaculture (NAJA). Experience in reviewing and publishing in NAJA or companion AFS journals preferred. NAJA publishes papers in all areas of intensive and extensive fish culture. Topics include broodstock selection and spawning, nutrition and feeding, health... Read More

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