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Communicating Fisheries

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

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

The International Pacific Halibut Commission and Social Media

  The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) is a public international organization that was established in 1923 by an agreement between Canada and the United States. Its mandate is to perform research on and manage Pacific Halibut Hippoglossus stenolepis stocks within the waters of both nations. Every year the IPHC staff conducts numerous scientific projects to... Read More

Social Media May Empower Fisheries Students via Learning Networks

Photo credit: D. J. Orth. Social media has great, unrealized potential to improve student learning and engagement. Whereas some traditional face‐to‐face instruction may encourage “cram, pass, and forget” learning strategies, a holistic approach to student learning requires smart use of social media to facilitate long‐term personal, professional, and scholarly development. In this paper, I advocate... Read More

Social Media for Fisheries Science and Management Professionals: How to Use It and Why You Should

  Photo credit: scyther5/Shutterstock   Social media has revolutionized how people communicate with one another. This has important implications for science, environmental advocacy, and natural resource management, with numerous documented professional benefits for people in each of these fields. Some fisheries management professionals have been wary of social media use, in no small part due... Read More

Translating Climate Change Effects into Everyday Language: An Example of More Driving and Less Angling

Jefferson T. DeWeber Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Pennsylvania State University, 413 Forest Resources Building, University Park, PA 16802. E-mail: [email protected] Tyler Wagner U.S. Geological Survey, Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 Climate change is expected to result in widespread changes in species distributions (e.g.,... Read More

Photo of two members at the annual meeting poster session of the American Fisheries Society annual meeting

Improving Communication/Cooperation Among Aquatic Professional Societies

[su_members message=”This content is for members only. Please login.”    color=”#ffcc00″ login_text=”login”    login_url=”/membership/member-login/” class=””]At the 2014 North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) 34th International Symposium in Tampa, Florida, a session was held to discuss how NALMS, the American Fisheries Society (AFS), and the Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS) could better communicate/cooperate using the strengths of... Read More