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Science Societies Urge Restoration of U.S. Forest Service Research Budget

  March 6, 2020 The Honorable Betty McCollum Chair House Committee on Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies The Honorable David Joyce Ranking Member House Committee on Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Dear Chair McCollum, Ranking Member Joyce, and Honorable Committee Members: Improving the future health and sustainability of the nation’s forests, grasslands, and... Read More

EPA Science Advisory Board Criticizes Waters of the US Revision

EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) sharply criticized the agency’s recent decision to narrow the definition of the Waters of the US (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act in a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on February 27. “In summary, current scientific understanding of the connectivity of surface and ground water, which has been reviewed... Read More

Updating AFS Dam Removal Policy to Engage with Policymakers

By Patrick Shirey, AFS Resource Policy Committee Chair The impact of dams on aquatic ecosystems and fisheries is well established. For dams that have reached the end of their usable life, or that no longer provide societal benefits that exceed their costs, dam removal is often a desired management outcome for safety, cost efficiency, and... Read More

250 Conservation Organizations, Professional Societies, Outdoor Groups, and State Agencies Call for a House Vote on Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

February 24, 2020 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Capitol, H-204 Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Speaker Pelosi and Leader McCarthy, As organizations collectively representing millions of Americans who enjoy the outdoors through hunting, fishing, birding, hiking, paddling, and gardening, as well as the state fish and wildlife agencies and other... Read More

Second Vice President Candidate Statement: Cecil Jennings

AFS Second Vice President Candidate Statement: Cecil A. Jennings AFS members: Please check your email for voting instructions in late April. See a Q & A with Cecil and register for a live, online Meet the Candidates webinar on April 21. Background I have been around fish and fisheries from an early age, but recognizing that it was... Read More

AFS and Other Science Societies Request Extension of Comment Period for NEPA Overhaul

The U.S. Council on Environmental Quality recently released plans to substantially revise the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), one of the most important U.S. environmental laws. AFS and other science societies requested an extension of the comment period for these revisions. Comments can be submitted by March 10, 2020 at https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=CEQ-2019-0003-0001. American Fisheries Society ·... Read More

Webinar – February 27 – Mythbusting Marine Aquaculture

Mythbusting Marine Aquaculture Thursday, February 27, 2020 1:00 pm Eastern Time Presenters: Jennifer Molloy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Siting and Water Quality Mike Rust, Ph.D., NOAA Fisheries Guillaume Salze, Ph.D., Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition North America, Inc. Jesse Trushenski, Ph.D., Riverence Craig Watson, University of Florida Register Now! Description: Marine finfish aquaculture in the United States... Read More

2020 International Fisheries Section Fellow Award

2020 AFS International Fisheries Section Fellow Award Applications due by March 13, 2020. Attention Students and Young Professionals: The International Fisheries Section (IFS) of the American Fisheries Society is excited to announce the 2020 International Fisheries Section Fellow Award. The Fellow will represent IFS/AFS with an oral presentation at the 2020 Fisheries Society of the... Read More