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AFS Supports States in Clean Water Act Lawsuit

Seventeen states filed suit challenging the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California asserting that the NWPR is contrary to the Clean Water Act (CWA) and arbitrary and capricious, in part, because of the EPA’s and the Army Corps’ disregard of scientific evidence. The plaintiff’s asked... Read More

Cecil Jennings Elected AFS Second Vice President

The American Fisheries Society is proud to announce that Cecil Jennings, Ph.D., has been elected as our next Second Vice President. He will take office at the AFS Business Meeting to be held virtually in September 2020. Jennings is a Fisheries Research Biologist for the U.S. Geological Survey. His work addresses an assortment of fish... Read More

Webinar – June 23 – Age & Stock Assessment

How many candles on the birthday cake? The vital role of age estimates in stock assessments Tuesday, June 23, 2020 1:00 pm Eastern Time Speaker: Wally Bubley South Carolina Department of Natural Resources [email protected] Register Now! Abstract/ Session Description: Age estimates for fishes provides vital information that is used in stock assessments, particularly those utilizing age-based... Read More

Webinar – May 13 – River Connectivity

River Connectivity and Biological Complexity Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:00 pm Eastern Time Speaker: Rebecca Flitcroft USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station Corvallis, OR [email protected] Register Now! Abstract/ Session Description: River systems have been extensively modified by anthropogenic development of uplands and alterations in flow regimes including river connectivity. These changes reduce the capacity... Read More

Clean Water Act Win in Supreme Court Maui Case

The Clean Water Act survived a significant challenge with a 6-3 decision U.S. Supreme Court in County of Maui v. Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund. At issue was whether the Clean Water Act (CWA) applies to a pollutant that reaches navigable waters only after it leaves a point source and then travels through groundwater before reaching navigable... Read More

The Work Continues on the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Dear Members of the American Fisheries Society Family, Fifty years ago, in the backyard of the American Fisheries Society’s (AFS), the Potomac River was filled with so much sewage it filled the air with a putrid, vile stench. Ohio’s polluted Cuyahoga River caught fire for the 13th time spurring an environmental revolution in the United... Read More

Conservation Reserve Program Should Encourage More Sign-ups

April 13, 2020 Bill Northey Undersecretary of Agriculture for Farm Production and Conservation U.S. Department of Agriculture 1400 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20250 Richard Fordyce Administrator Farm Service Agency U.S. Department of Agriculture 1400 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20250 Dear Undersecretary Northey and Administrator Fordyce, We the undersigned, representing a broad swath of... Read More