How to Submit Comments on the Revised Waters of the US (WOTUS)

Opportunity for public comment is now open.  The comment period will close on Monday, April 15th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.  Download a PDF flyer on how to comment. The very narrow rule fails to account for the full range of physical, chemical, and biological connections between navigable waters and the streams and wetlands.  The limited protections... Read More

National Fish Habitat Partnership Congressional Briefing

Recently, AFS joined the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, Trout Unlimited, the American Sportfishing Association, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA), and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) in sponsoring a briefing for congressional staff on the accomplishments of the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) program. AFS member Doug Nygren, Fisheries Division Director of the... Read More

Q&A with Officer Candidates: April Croxton

What do you see as a major scientific and management challenge facing fisheries over the next 10 years and how should AFS be engaged in addressing that issue? The most challenging scientific and management topic facing fisheries now, and over the next 10 years, is climate change. Our environment is rapidly changing and generating new... Read More

Q&A with Officer Candidates: Jim Bowker

What do you see as a major scientific and management challenge facing fisheries over the next 10 years and how should AFS be engaged in addressing that issue? Climate change–scientists overwhelmingly agree that it’s real and it’s happening before our eyes. Very few have a real appreciation for what’s in store, but we see or... Read More

National Fish Habitat Conservation through Partnerships Act Introduced

NATIONAL FISH HABITAT CONSERVATION THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS ACT INTRODUCED IN BOTH THE U.S. HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES & U.S. SENATE Washington D.C. (March 14, 2019)- The recreational fishing industry and conservation partners of the National Fish Habitat Partnership, applaud the sponsors of the National Fish Habitat Conservation Through Partnerships Act, as the bill was introduced in both... Read More

Webinar on April 17: AFS Election – Meet the Candidates

April 17, 2019 1:00 pm Eastern Time Register Now! AFS is offering a new opportunity for the membership to meet the 2019 Second Vice President candidates! Two candidates will be running for this position, which involves a 5 year posting to the AFS Governing Board, including a presidency in 2023. In past years, candidates have... Read More

Communicating that Conservation Matters

Guest Column Darren Miller | President, The Wildlife Society Similar to many wildlife biologists of my generation, I entered the field due to my love of the outdoors, experienced through hunting and fishing with my dad, older brother, and great uncle. In Kentucky in the late 1970s to the early 1980s when I was growing... Read More

Webinar on May 14: Navigating a Changing Fisheries Workplace

May 14, 2019, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT Register Now The fisheries workplace is continually evolving. Are you prepared for the opportunities and challenges that these changes will create? For instance, the fisheries workforce is increasingly generationally diverse, with Millennials working alongside Generation Xs, Baby Boomers, and Generation Zs (i.e., post-Millennials). Moreover, state and federal... Read More

AFS Seeks Journal Editor

AFS seeks a fisheries scientist with a broad perspective on fisheries management and applied fisheries sciences to serve as one of the editors of North American Journal of Fisheries Management (NAJFM).  The successful applicant must be committed to fast-paced deadlines, timely correspondence with journals staff, and a team-oriented environment.  Experience in reviewing and publishing in... Read More

AFS Second Vice President Candidate Statements: April Croxton

Please note: Voting for Second Vice President will open in late April. Voting instructions will be sent to current (2019) AFS members by email. BACKGROUND Raised by parents from a small fishing and agricultural community along the Atlantic coast, I was fortunate to develop an appreciation for both land and water at an early age.... Read More