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AFS Joins Conservation Organizations Opposing EPA’s Move to Finalize Clean Water Rule Rollback

News for Immediate Release September 12, 2019 Contact: Marnee Banks, 202-639-8727 x19, [email protected] Conservation Organizations Oppose EPA’s Move to Finalize Rollback of Clean Water Protections Groups rally together to voice support for fish and wildlife habitat, wetlands, and headwater streams (Washington, D.C.) – Conservation groups are opposing the Administration’s rollback of the 2015 Clean Water Rule,... Read More

Media Advisory: Joint Annual Conference with The Wildlife Society in Reno

MEDIA ADVISORY   WHO:                     American Fisheries Society (AFS) and The Wildlife Society (TWS) WHAT:                   Historic first-ever joint conference of the major North American fisheries and wildlife societies that is expected to draw more than 3,000 scientists from around the world WHEN:                  Five days (September 29 –... Read More

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Reintroduction: A Major Step Forward for Fish and Wildlife Conservation

Contact: Caroline Murphy, [email protected]; Beth Beard, [email protected] Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Reintroduction: A Major Step Forward for Fish and Wildlife Conservation July 12, 2019 (Bethesda, MD) – The American Fisheries Society (AFS) and The Wildlife Society (TWS) are praising landmark legislation that seeks to transform fish and wildlife conservation across the nation. U.S. Representatives Debbie... Read More

WOTUS Rule Fails to Consider Science and Threatens Fish and Fisheries

New Paper, “Headwater Streams and Wetlands are Critical for Sustaining Fish, Fisheries and Ecosystem Services,” demonstrates threats to ecosystem services, imperiled species, commercial and recreational species, and culturally valuable fish from narrow rule. The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is deeply concerned with the proposed rule released Thursday, February 14, by the EPA and the U.S.... Read More

DR. WILLIAM MATTHEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA RECEIVES CARL R. SULLIVAN FISHERY CONSERVATION AWARD FROM THE AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY

(Atlantic City, NJ) August 21, 2018 – Dr. William Matthews received the Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award at the 2018 American Fisheries Society (AFS) Annual Meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey. AFS President Steve L. McMullin presented the award at the meeting’s plenary session. Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award, also known as the... Read More

CENTER FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF POPULATION ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY RECEIVES WILLIAM E. RICKER RESOURCE CONSERVATION AWARD FROM THE AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY

(Atlantic City, NJ) August 22, 2018 – The Center for the Advancement of Population Assessment Methodology received the William E. Ricker Resource Conservation Award at the 2018 American Fisheries Society (AFS) Annual Meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey. AFS President Steve L. McMullin presented the award at the meeting’s plenary session. The William E. Ricker... Read More

DR. GERALD Z. JACOBI FROM NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS UNIVERSITY RECEIVES PRESIDENT’S FISHERY CONSERVATION AWARD FROM THE AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY

(Atlantic City, NJ) August 21, 2018 – Dr. Gerald Jacobi, member of the Santa Fe River Commission, received the President’s Fishery Conservation Award at the 2018 American Fisheries Society (AFS) Annual Meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey. AFS President Steve L. McMullin presented the award at the meeting’s plenary session. The President’s Fishery Conservation Award... Read More

PARTNERSHIP FOR THE DELAWARE ESTUARY RECEIVES PRESIDENT’S FISHERY CONSERVATION AWARD FROM THE AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY

(Atlantic City, NJ) August 21, 2018 – Partnership for the Delaware Estuary received the President’s Fishery Conservation Award at the 2018 American Fisheries Society (AFS) Annual Meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey. AFS President Steve L. McMullin presented the award at the meeting’s plenary session. The President’s Fishery Conservation Award is awarded for singular accomplishments... Read More

ARIZONA/NEW MEXICO CHAPTER RECEIVES AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SMALL CHAPTER FROM THE AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY

(Atlantic City, NJ) August 22, 2018 – The Arizona/New Mexico AFS Chapter received the award for Outstanding Small Chapter at the 2018 American Fisheries Society (AFS) Annual Meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey. AFS President Steve L. McMullin presented the award at the meeting’s plenary session. The Best Unit Awards recognize outstanding professionalism, active resource... Read More

OREGON CHAPTER RECEIVES AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING LARGE CHAPTER FROM THE AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY

(Atlantic City, NJ) August 22, 2018 – Oregon AFS Chapter received the award for Outstanding Large Chapter at the 2018 American Fisheries Society (AFS) Annual Meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey. AFS President Steve L. McMullin presented the award at the meeting’s plenary session. The Best Unit Awards recognize outstanding professionalism, active resource protection and... Read More