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

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