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

AFS and ITN Productions present “Fisheries Strong”

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 The American Fisheries Society is partnering with ITN Productions to create “Fisheries Strong,” a flagship news-style program exploring the impact of effective fisheries management, the future of fisheries, and how organizations are addressing the complexities of fisheries conservation. Showcasing the complexities of Fisheries Management and Conservation These include highlighting effective fisheries management and... Read More

End of Year Letter from President Jesse Trushenski

Dear AFS Members, As your President, I am committed to advancing our members, the fisheries profession, and AFS as an organization. My plan of work, shaped by years of interacting with our membership, identifies priorities we must address in order to be successful, now and in the future. During my presidency, I’m working with our community... Read More

AFS End-of-Year Book Sale – Online Bookstore only

AFS is offering more than 100 publications at reduced prices. From now until January 7, 2019, take advantage of our End-of-Year Book Sale and save on selected titles. Complete your science library at dramatically reduced prices – all sale publications are priced from $5.00 to $20.00. No refunds or returns on this special offer. These... Read More

Nominations Open for 2020 International Fisheries Science Prize

Nominations for the 2020 Prize are now closed and the recipient will be announced soon. The International Fisheries Section of the American Fisheries Society is requesting nominations for the International Fisheries Science Prize (IFSP). The IFSP honors an individual for his or her contribution to global fisheries science and/or conservation and is presented once every... Read More

Trout Out of the Classroom

On Saturday, November 17th, the American Fisheries Society and 75 other attendees participated in a Charter Signing Ceremony of the TIA Alliance at James Madison High School in Vienna, Virginia. The TIA Alliance was formed by Trout Unlimited, the Isaac Walton League of America, and the American Fisheries Society to facilitate the extension of James... Read More