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AQUAA Act Aquaculture Bill Introduced

At the end of last month, Sen. Roger Wicker introduced S.3138, the “Advancing the Quality and Understanding of American Aquaculture Act,” or AQUAA Act, that provides for a regulatory system for marine aquaculture in the United States exclusive economic zone.  The bill seeks to establish an Office of Marine Aquaculture within the National Marine Fisheries... Read More

RECORDING: Annual Meeting Preview Webinar

Join members of the Atlantic City planning team and AFS staff for a preview of the 148th Annual Meeting! Learn about our meeting site, symposia highlights, education offerings, student activities, transportation logistics, and things to do in Atlantic City. Presenters include: Jeff Brust – Meeting Co-chair Shawn Johnston – AFS Meetings Manager Daphne Munroe –... Read More

Offshore Wind Energy Panel in Atlantic City

Scientists, fisheries stakeholders, wind developers, and representatives of conservation organizations will converge in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Tuesday, August 21, during the AFS Annual Meeting for a panel discussion on offshore wind energy. Offshore wind energy development is poised to rapidly expand in the United States, with the mid-Atlantic as the epicenter of development... Read More

2018 Annual Meeting Skinner Memorial Raffle

Preparations for the Skinner Memorial Raffle at the 2018 annual meeting in Atlantic City are being made. We are contacting members nationwide to help in obtaining items for this exciting raffle. Activity Items such as vacation stays, restaurant meals, and outdoor activities (such as fishing trips, aquarium/museum tickets, etc.) as well as big ticket prizes... Read More

Scientists, Whole Foods, and State Rep. Raschein Address Good News, Bad News on Lionfish

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 22, 2017 Contact: Martha Wilson Tel.202.445.9514 [email protected] Scientists, Whole Foods and State Rep Raschein Address Good News, Bad News on Lionfish American Fisheries Society hosts public panel to address regional impacts of lionfish “Invasion” (TAMPA, FL) August 22, 2017 – At the American Fisheries Society (AFS) Annual Meeting today in Tampa, State... Read More

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR DR. RICHARD J. BEAMISH RECEIVES EXCELLENCE AWARD FROM THE AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2017  Contact: Martha Wilson Tel.202.445.9514 [email protected]   ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR DR. RICHARD J. BEAMISH RECEIVES EXCELLENCE AWARD FROM THE AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY   (Tampa, FL) August 23, 2017 – Dr. Richard J. Beamish received the Award of Excellence in Public Outreach at the 2017 American Fisheries Society (AFS) Annual Meeting in... Read More

FISHERIES PROFESSIONAL DR. YUSHUN CHEN RECEIVES AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE FROM THE AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2017 Contact: Martha Wilson Tel.202.445.9514 [email protected]   (Tampa, FL) August 23, 2017 – Dr. Yushun Chen received the Distinguished Service Award at the 2017 American Fisheries Society (AFS) Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida. AFS President Joe Margraf presented the award at the meeting’s plenary session. The Distinguished Service Award... Read More