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AFS Supports Forest Service Legacy Roads and Trails Remediation Funding

Note: A similar letter was also sent to the Senate. April 13th, 2021 The Honorable Chellie Pingree Chair House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies 2007 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable David Joyce Ranking Member House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies 1016 Longworth House... Read More

Aquatic Science Societies Call on Biden Administration to Restore Science-Based WOTUS Rule

American Fisheries Society • Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography • Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation • Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society • International Association for Great Lakes Research • North American Lake Management Society • Phycological Society of America • Society for Freshwater Science • Society of Wetland Scientists March 18, 2021 The... Read More

Fish and Wildlife Conservationists Praise Congress for Passing the America’s Conservation Enhancement Act (S.3051)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2020 MEDIA CONTACTS: Parker Williams, Governmental Communications Manager, Ducks Unlimited, [email protected] Leslie Garrett, Marketing & Communications Director, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, 202-543-6850 ex. 17, [email protected] Mary Jane Williamson, Communications Director, American Sportfishing Association, 703-519-9691, x227 Dave Kinney, Associate Vice President, Trout Media, (856) 857-9669, [email protected] Matt Smelser, Policy Communications Director, 512.739.9635,... Read More

Changes to ESA Critical Habitat Designations Will Leave At-Risk Species Vulnerable

September 4, 2020 Gary Frazer U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Department of the Interior Washington, DC 20240 Samuel D. Rauch III National Marine Fisheries Service Office of Protected Resources 1315 East-West Highway Silver Spring, MD 20910 Via regulations.gov Re: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Regulations for Listing Endangered and Threatened Species and Designating Critical... Read More

Water Resources Development Act Support and Recommendations

The Honorable John Barrasso Chairman Committee on Environment & Public Works United States Senate 410 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Thomas Carper Ranking Member Committee on Environment & Public Works United States Senate 410 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Peter DeFazio Chairman Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure... 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

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