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Gwen White Receives Meritorious Service Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2016 Contact: Martha Wilson [email protected] American Fisheries Society (AFS) professional Gwen White received the Meritorious Service Award at the 2016 American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri. AFS President Ron Essig presented the award at the meeting’s plenary session. The Meritorious Service Award, first presented in 1986, is... Read More

AFS Joins Over 50 Leading American Nonpartisan Organizations in Call for Presidential Candidates to Address Major Issues in Science, Engineering, Technology, Health, and the Environment

Contact: Martha Wilson [email protected] 301.897.8616 ext 233 WASHINGTON, D.C., August 10, 2016 — A blue-ribbon coalition of fifty-six leading U.S. nonpartisan organizations, representing more than 10 million scientists and engineers, are calling on U.S. Presidential candidates to address a set of twenty major issues in science, engineering, technology, health and the environment, and encouraging journalists... Read More

Rome Declaration Launches International Cross-Sectoral Effort for Responsible Inland Fisheries

Inland fisheries around the world – and the people who depend on them for food, livelihoods, and well-being – need international cross-sectoral action to improve the sustainability of freshwater aquatic resources, according to recommendations supported last week at the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) meeting at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)... Read More

YOUNG, DINGELL INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN BILL TO ENHANCE FUNDING FOR FISH AND WILDLIFE

Good news for fish and wildlife programs that have been underfunded for decades. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (HR5650) bill announced yesterday offers hope for bipartisan support that would vastly increase funding for state programs.  —AFS Policy Director Tom Bigford Washington, DC (July 7, 2016) –Yesterday, Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced the... Read More

Invasive Asian Carp Respond Strongly to Carbon Dioxide

Adding carbon dioxide gas (CO2) to water, a process similar to making carbonated soda water, could help control the movement and behavior of invasive carp in the Great Lakes basin, according to a recent study published in Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. Bighead Carp Hypophthalmichthys nobilis and Silver Carp H. molitrix are species of invasive... Read More

1,500 Organizations Around the World to Celebrate World Fish Migration Day

Event highlights importance of open rivers and migratory fish World Fish Migration Day (WFMD), held on May 21, 2016, will bring together more than 1,500 organizations, featuring more than 350 events worldwide. Organized by the World Fish Migration Foundation, this one day global initiative calls attention to the needs of migratory fish to ensure that more natural river networks... Read More