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Book Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Missouri Chapter

The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future -Teddy Roosevelt What Teddy said about knowing the past to prepare for the future also applies to MOAFS.  In that regard, I am pleased to announce the upcoming publication for release, Still Hooked: Our First Fifty Years, a compilation of... Read More

Three AFS Staff Members Recognized with Prestigious Awards

Shawn Johnston Meeting and Events Manager at AFS headquarters in Bethesda, Shawn Johnston heads all aspects of meetings management at the Society. At this year’s Annual Meeting in Atlantic City, Shawn was given the AFS Distinguished Service Award (DSA). The DSA is given to individuals who have provided outstanding service to AFS. “Shawn has rendered distinguished... Read More

World Fisheries Congress 2020: Call for Expressions of Interest

The World Fisheries Congress 2020 (WFC2020) will be held in Adelaide, Australia from 11-15 October 2020. The WFC2020 aims to have a diverse, exciting and broad reaching Congress to showcase the world’s commercial, recreational and indigenous fisheries. We would like to invite you to co-create the Congress program and to help set the future directions... Read More

LEANNE ROULSON ELECTED AFS SECOND VICE PRESIDENT

The AFS Officers are happy to announce that Leanne Roulson has been elected by membership to serve as the Second Vice President for the Society, taking effect at the end of the Annual Meeting in Atlantic City. Leanne is a fisheries biologist and environmental policy specialist. She is an AFS-Certified Fisheries professional with more than... Read More

Latest Journal Impact Factors for AFS Journals

The newly released 2017 Impact Factors show gains for four of six AFS publications, with the North American Journal of Fisheries Management and Marine and Coastal Fisheries making substantial jumps. Journal 2017 IF 2016 IF 2015 IF 2017 Ranking 2016 Ranking Eigenfactor Score Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 1.017 0.906 0.859 33/50 Fisheries; 64/140 Veterinary... Read More

New AFS Journal Editors-in-Chief

One the primary recommendations of a special publications workshop held in May 2017 in Reno, Nevada, was the creation of Editor-in-Chief (EIC) positions for four of the AFS journals. EIC duties include assigning manuscripts to the appropriate Editor and Associate Editor, recruiting and mentoring Editors and Associate Editors, soliciting manuscripts, ensuring that journal objectives and... Read More

AFS seeks new Constitutional Consultant

Interested in learning the basics of Roberts Rules of Order? Do you get frustrated by poorly run business meetings and endless motions and seconds? Would you like to develop meeting management skills that will help not only in your AFS work but in many other aspects of your career or personal life? If so, the... Read More

Second Vice President Election Now Open

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is conducting an election for Second Vice President for the coming year. All current members are eligible to participate. The election begins May 15, 2018 and closes June 15, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. The candidates for Second Vice President are Margaret Murphy and Leanne Roulson. Please see your email for voting... Read More