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This column is my second to last as your AFS President. My last President’s Hook will introduce an issue dealing with the wonderful history of our Society and will not be as opinionated. It has been an honor for me to serve you, the AFS membership, over the past year. We have tackled important issues... Read More

AFS Applauds Sport Fish Restoration Reauthorization Advancing in Senate

July 22, 2020 Chairman Roger Wicker U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation 512 Dirksen Senate Building Washington DC, 20510 Ranking Member Maria Cantwell U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation 420 A Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Wicker and Ranking Member Cantwell: Thank you for your leadership in... Read More

American Fisheries Society Position on Aquaculture

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) supports sustainable growth of aquaculture. The demand for fish is expected to grow significantly in the next decade, but it is unlikely that capture fisheries can sustainably accommodate increased harvest pressure to meet this demand. Domestic freshwater and marine aquaculture present existing and emerging opportunities to sustainably address America’s ongoing... Read More

North American Journal of Aquaculture Seeks Associate Editors

  The American Fisheries Society seeks fisheries scientists to serve as Associate Editors of the North American Journal of Aquaculture (NAJA). Experience in reviewing and publishing in NAJA or companion AFS journals preferred. NAJA publishes papers in all areas of intensive and extensive fish culture. Topics include broodstock selection and spawning, nutrition and feeding, health... Read More

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Would Also Help Economic Recovery

June 11, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Capitol, H-232 Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Capitol, H-204 Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader U.S.... Read More

Draft Statement of World Aquatic Societies on Human-Caused Climate Change

The American Fisheries Society is teaming with other aquatic scientific societies worldwide to author a “Statement of World Aquatic Societies on Human-Caused Climate Change.”  This statement, which will be circulated to the media, highlights major scientific findings related to effects of climate change on aquatic ecosystems.  It also provides recommended actions, based on scientific findings,... Read More

Coronavirus, Climate Change, and a Bit of Hope

Scott A. Bonar | AFS President Inspired and hopeful! Those words describe how I feel after seeing worldwide and AFS member response to coronavirus. The pandemic is of course devastating, but some good things are collateral results of a world shifting gears. The kindness, hard work, and decency of people, including fisheries professionals, are on... Read More

Aquatic Societies Oppose EPA’s Proposed Open Science Rule

The Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS) opposed EPA’s proposed supplemental rule, “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science,” on the grounds that it would undermine the agency’s ability to use the best available science in its policy-making process and thus impede EPA’s mission to protect human health and the environment. The proposed rule would diminish the... Read More