Latest AFS Publications

Defining Forage Species to Prevent a Management Dilemma

By Konstantine J. Rountos Department of Biology, St. Joseph’s College, 155 Roe Blvd., Patchogue, NY 11772. E-mail: [email protected] MOTIVATION Forage species are often defined in scientific and popular literature using terms such as “small,” “schooling,” “short- lived,” pelagic fish found at intermediate trophic levels of marine food chains. However, not all stakeholders use the same... Read More

No Damsel in Distress

By Abigail J. Lynch, USGS I’m not sure how many people can trace their career origin back to a specific instance, but I can. I was sitting in a concrete block of a building, an old military installation that had been retrofitted to be an auditorium-style classroom. Students were scattered across the carpeted steps of... Read More

AFS Books Program

  The American Fisheries Society (AFS) Books Department is a full-service publisher that offers complete planning, peer review, manuscript development, editorial, production, distribution, and marketing guidance and assistance. We publish textbooks, reference books, manuals, handbooks, and conference proceedings. Over 180 AFS-published titles are currently available (see In-depth studies on fisheries and interdisciplinary subjects, thematically-related... Read More

Is a Global Quantitative Assessment of Shark Populations Warranted?

Matias Braccini : E-mail: [email protected] A recent global quantitative assessment suggested that “the majority of shark populations will continue to decline under current fishing pressure” (Worm et al. 2013:198) and concluded that global shark mortality needs to be drastically reduced to rebuild populations and restore marine ecosystems with functional top predators. The high exploitation rates inferred... Read More

¿Está garantizada una evaluación cuantitativa global de poblaciones de tiburón?

Matias Braccini  Western Australian Fisheries and Marine Research Laboratories, PO Box 20, North Beach, WA 6920, Australia. E-mail: [email protected] Una evaluación cuantitativa global sugiere que la mayor parte de las poblaciones de tiburones continuarán decreciendo bajo la presión actual de pesca, concluyendo que la mortalidad global de tiburones necesita ser drásticamente reducida con el fin... Read More