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Draft 2020-2024 Strategic Plan

Charting the Course for the American Fisheries Society The Strategic Plan Revision Committee includes: Jim Bowker, Tom Bigford, Scott Bonar, Julie Defilippi‐Simpson, Ron Essig, John Jackson, Steve Midway, and Margaret Murphy AFS STRATEGIC PLAN REVISION COMMITTEE The Strategic Plan Revision Committee developed the 2020–2024 draft AFS Strategic Plan with the goal of making it a... Read More

Q&A with Officer Candidates: April Croxton

What do you see as a major scientific and management challenge facing fisheries over the next 10 years and how should AFS be engaged in addressing that issue? The most challenging scientific and management topic facing fisheries now, and over the next 10 years, is climate change. Our environment is rapidly changing and generating new... Read More

Q&A with Officer Candidates: Jim Bowker

What do you see as a major scientific and management challenge facing fisheries over the next 10 years and how should AFS be engaged in addressing that issue? Climate change–scientists overwhelmingly agree that it’s real and it’s happening before our eyes. Very few have a real appreciation for what’s in store, but we see or... Read More

AFS Second Vice President Candidate Statements: April Croxton

Please note: Voting for Second Vice President will open in late April. Voting instructions will be sent to current (2019) AFS members by email. BACKGROUND Raised by parents from a small fishing and agricultural community along the Atlantic coast, I was fortunate to develop an appreciation for both land and water at an early age.... Read More

AFS Second Vice President Candidate Statements: Jim Bowker

Please note: Voting for Second Vice President will open in late April. Voting instructions will be sent to current (2019) AFS members by email. BACKGROUND Like anyone approaching the end of their career, I spent a lot of time thinking about how I’d fill my days after retiring from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.... Read More

Governing Board Meets in Cleveland

It may have been minus 14 degrees in Cleveland but the hospitality was warm as the AFS Governing Board and fisheries and wildlife scientists and professionals from Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference shared their space inside the Hilton in Cleveland. From discussing the Strategic Plan for the Society, to covering financial and brand revitalization issues,... Read More

End of Year Letter from President Jesse Trushenski

Dear AFS Members, As your President, I am committed to advancing our members, the fisheries profession, and AFS as an organization. My plan of work, shaped by years of interacting with our membership, identifies priorities we must address in order to be successful, now and in the future. During my presidency, I’m working with our community... Read More

Second Vice President Election Now Open

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is conducting an election for Second Vice President for the coming year. All current members are eligible to participate. The election begins May 15, 2018 and closes June 15, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. The candidates for Second Vice President are Margaret Murphy and Leanne Roulson. Please see your email for voting... Read More

Candidate Q & A: Leanne Roulson

Note: Also see the official candidate statement. Voting will open on May 15. Check your email for voting instructions and note that only members who have renewed for 2018 are eligible to vote. With the 150th anniversary of AFS approaching, can you explain what the Society stands for now and how it should prepare itself to succeed... Read More

Candidate Q & A: Margaret Murphy

Note: Also see the official candidate statement. Voting will open on May 15. Check your email for voting instructions and note that only members who have renewed for 2018 are eligible to vote. With the 150th anniversary of AFS approaching, can you explain what the Society stands for now and how it should prepare itself to succeed... Read More