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eBooks Now Available in Bookstore

New in the Bookstore: Some of your favorite titles are now available as eBooks! Ebooks are extremely portable, and able to be stored on a number of devices with no physical storage space needed. Readers can increase font sizes, bookmark pages, make notes, highlight passages, and save selected text. They’re easily searchable. You can read... 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

Renewing the Vision for AFS Journals

D. Derek Aday, Daniel J. Daugherty, Debra J. Murie In 2017, the American Fisheries Society (AFS) conducted a publications survey and convened a special committee in Reno, Nevada, (hereafter referred to as the “Reno meeting”) to discuss survey results and develop strategies to enhance the success and value of the AFS publications program. The meeting... Read More

Evaluating a Stakeholder‐Driven Bass Regulation Change in Florida: Agency Staff and Stakeholder Perspectives

We evaluated stakeholder engagement aspects of a statewide Largemouth Bass Micropterus salmoides regulation change in Florida. Staff from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) who worked on the project and stakeholders who participated in outreach were interviewed and/or surveyed about their opinions of the process. This was the largest stakeholder engagement process ever conducted by... Read More

Evaluating a Stakeholder‐Driven Bass Regulation Change in Florida: Agency Staff and Stakeholder Perspectives

We evaluated stakeholder engagement aspects of a statewide Largemouth Bass Micropterus salmoides regulation change in Florida. Staff from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) who worked on the project and stakeholders who participated in outreach were interviewed and/or surveyed about their opinions of the process. This was the largest stakeholder engagement process ever conducted by... Read More

State‐Level Freshwater Mussel Programs: Current Status and a Research Framework to Aid in Mussel Management and Conservation

Despite increased focus on their ecology and conservation, freshwater mussels remain one of the most imperiled groups of aquatic organisms. We documented current management actions, resources, and challenges in managing freshwater mussels in the United States through a survey of state natural resource agencies. Approximately 85% of surveyed states (N = 40) actively managed mussel populations. Common... Read More

Magnuson‐Stevens: Continue to Support the Best Science

A new marine fisheries policy was approved by the AFS Governing Board Atlantic City in August to inform the proposed Congressional re‐authorization and amendment of the Magnuson‐Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act (MSFCMA), the federal law that governs fisheries management in offshore waters. Early this year, AFS President Steve McMullin empaneled a special committee of... Read More