Members in the News

Gary Curtis Named Editor in Chief of Fisheries Magazine

Gary Curtis has replaced Jeff Schaeffer as Editor in Chief (EIC) of Fisheries magazine. Schaeffer has stepped down from the position after serving as Chief Editor from 2013–2018, and Editor in Chief beginning in April of 2018. Curtis served as a Co-Chief Science Editor for Fisheries before being named by Schaeffer as the new EIC. Curtis’... Read More

Paul Michaletz appointed to the editor team of North American Journal of Fisheries Management

AFS Publications welcomes Paul Michaletz to the editorial board of the North American Journal of Fisheries Management (NAJFM).  Paul will be replacing Geraldine Vander Haegen as an editor of the journal. A 33-year veteran of the Missouri Department of Conservation, Paul has authored or coauthored over 40 peer-reviewed publications—over half of which have been published in... Read More

Book Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Missouri Chapter

The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future -Teddy Roosevelt What Teddy said about knowing the past to prepare for the future also applies to MOAFS.  In that regard, I am pleased to announce the upcoming publication for release, Still Hooked: Our First Fifty Years, a compilation of... Read More

Free Access to AFS Award-winning Papers

During the month of September, enjoy free access to Best Paper Award winners. The awards were presented at the AFS Annual Meeting in Atlantic City in August. The Robert L. Kendall Best Paper in Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, accepted by Tiffany E. Vidal from AFS President Steve McMullin Using Variance Structure to Quantify... Read More

New AFS Journal Editors-in-Chief

One the primary recommendations of a special publications workshop held in May 2017 in Reno, Nevada, was the creation of Editor-in-Chief (EIC) positions for four of the AFS journals. EIC duties include assigning manuscripts to the appropriate Editor and Associate Editor, recruiting and mentoring Editors and Associate Editors, soliciting manuscripts, ensuring that journal objectives and... Read More

Thank you, Tom Bigford

With the new year comes bittersweet news from AFS headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland: Tom Bigford is retiring as Director of Policy, with Drue Winters taking his place at the helm. “While Tom will continue to participate in AFS activities as a member of the Society, his invaluable expertise and persona will be greatly missed. Tom... Read More

In Memoriam: Angelo Incerpi

Angelo Incerpi, 77, died unexpectedly while working in his barn on December 30, 2017. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and raised in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He began his post-secondary education at the University of Idaho (Moscow) and later transferred to the University of Maine (Orono) and received a B.S. degree in wildlife and fisheries... Read More

In Memoriam: Saul Saila, Ph.D.

Saul B. Saila, 94, died on December 10th in Vallejo, California. Saila was professor emeritus of oceanography at the University of Rhode Island (URI) after 35 years as a faculty member. As one of the early faculty members at URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO), he had a profound impact on the development of the... Read More