Latest AFS Publications

Landscape: Headwater Heaven

By Mike Lunde A river is an aquatic interstate, interconnected by multiple boulevards of gin-clear, crystalline water. The river’s birthplace is centered around groundwater located underground in the permafrost in between snow-capped mountains that cascade below low altitude cumulus clouds. Other rivers emerge in headwater lakes characterized by jade-blue glacial water. Around the shoreline, snow-capped... Read More

Citizen Science at its Best

By Leah Baumwell, IGFA Conservation Coordinator, Email: [email protected] “I wonder why he jumped, the old man thought. He jumped almost as though to show me how big he was.” —Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea Collectively referred to as “billfish,” marlin, sailfish, and spearfish (family Istiophoridae) are some of the largest and most magnificent... Read More

Applications of Genetic Data to Improve Management and Conservation of River Fishes and Their Habitats

Dana M. Infante, Erin Landguth, Winsor H. Lowe, Gordon Luikart, Clint C. Muhlfeld, Kim T. Scribner, and Gary E. Whelan Environmental variation and landscape features affect ecological processes in fluvial systems; however, assessing effects at management-relevant temporal and spatial scales is challenging. Genetic data can be used with landscape models and traditional ecological assessment data... Read More

The Dollars and Sense (Yes) of the Portland AFS Meeting

Anytime you can gather together 50, 100, or possibly 4,000 fisheries professionals in one place, you can be guaranteed to have a pretty good time. Fisheries issues from arctic subsistence fishing influenced by climate change to Caribbean reef fisheries (and everything in-between) can easily be a part of the discussion. Graduate program opportunities, jobs, developing... Read More

L’authentification ADN des produits halieutiques révèle un mauvais étiquetage associé au traitement des fruits de mer

Marta Muñoz-Colmenero, Oscar Blanco, Vanessa Arias, Jose Luis Martinez, and Eva Garcia-Vazquez  Le mauvais étiquetage des fruits de mer est un problème mondial, car il peut engendrer une sous-déclaration de l’exploitation des espèces et avoir des effets néfastes sur la conservation des espèces en voie de disparition. La persistance de ce problème a été documentée... Read More

Interview: Q&A with John Waldman

John Waldman is a professor of biology at Queens College, Queens, NY 11367. E-mail: [email protected] How did you get involved with the work you are doing now—what led you into this particular line of research? Though I grew up in the Bronx, I lived in walking distance of Long Island Sound. There I had an... Read More