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Grand Challenges in the Management and Conservation of North American Inland Fishes and Fisheries

Even with long-standing management and extensive science support, North American inland fish and fisheries still face many conservation and management challenges. We used a grand challenges approach to identify critical roadblocks that if removed would help solve important problems in the management and long-term conservation of North American inland fish and fisheries. Inland fisheries are... Read More

Comparative Cost and Effort of Fish Distribution Detection via Environmental DNA Analysis and Electrofishing

By Nathan T. Evans, Patrick D. Shirey, Gary A. Lamberti, Jamin G. Wieringa and Andrew R. Mahon Fisheries conservation requires accurate knowledge of species identities and distributions. Fisheries are typically assessed via capture-based sampling, but managers frequently are unable to conduct extensive surveys due to budgetary constraints. Sampling of environmental DNA (eDNA) released by fish is... Read More

Salient Needs for Conservation of Atlantic Salmon

A short review is presented on the major factors contributing to recent precipitous declines in populations of wild Atlantic Salmon Salmo salar, with the approach of describing the major needs for stabilizing or enhancing factors to conserve and reverse the decline of salmon populations and incidentally of other salmonid species. Read More

AIFRB W.F. Thompson Award

 Nominations are open for the W.F. Thompson Award, which will be given by the American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists (AIFRB) to recognize the best student paper in fisheries science published during 2015. The award will consist of a check for up to US$10 00 as determined by the Board of Control, a certificate,  and a... Read More

FISHERIES MAGAZINE – JANUARY 2017

President's Column The Value of International Connections Policy Column Future of the Nation’s Fisheries and Aquatic Resources: Challenges We Face in 2017 and Beyond Guest Column New National Fish Habitat Assessment Report Provides Key Information for Fish Conservation Planning Guest Column Setting Precedent in Export Regulations for Marine Fishes with Seahorses Section News The AFS Fish... Read More