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Surviving Peer Review

Surviving Peer Review Wednesday, April 11 1:00 pm Eastern Time Register Now! Presenter: Jesse Trushenski Director, Animal Health and Welfare Evaqua Farms In this webinar, we’ll cover the basics of publishing and the peer-review process, and how to prepare and respond constructively to reviews.  We’ll review the roles and responsibilities of reviewers and editors, discuss... Read More

Fish Bioenergetics 4.0

Fish Bioenergetics 4.0 Monday, March 5, 2018 2:00 pm Eastern Time Presenter: David Deslauriers Research Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada Register Now! The newly released Fish Bioenergetics 4.0 (FB4; Deslauriers et al. 2017) provides a user-friendly, menu-driven environment for bioenergetics modeling. FB4 uses an R-based analytical approach that is linked to a graphical user interface,... Read More

Hearing Held on Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

AFS is proud to support the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA). The congressional hearing on February 15 was a great step toward advancing this important legislation to provide state fish and wildlife agencies with the resources they need to conduct proactive conservation and to reverse species population declines. Witness Bob Ziehmer, Senior Director of Conservation... Read More

Differences in Mercury Exposure among Wisconsin  Anglers Arising from Fish Consumption Preferences and Advisory Awareness

Fish are frequently contaminated with mercury, raising concerns about the human health consequences of eating fish. We quantified mercury exposure and awareness of health advisories among three major ethnic groups of anglers in Madison, Wisconsin, using surveys of species preferences and consumption rates. African American anglers reported eating double and triple the amount of fish... Read More

State Wildlife Action Plan Success Story: The Guadalupe Bass

The Recovering America's Wildlife Act (RAWA) will secure $1.3 billion annually for state fish and wildlife agencies to undertake significant, proactive conservation of imperiled species. This will provide dedicated funding for State Wildlife Action Plans (SWAPs), which assess the health of fish and wildlife within each state and outline the conservation actions necessary to prevent... Read More

Delta Smelt and Water Politics in California

The Delta Smelt Hypomesus transpacificus is a small translucent fish that lives in the heart of California’s water distribution system. It is an endemic species that is on verge of extinction, largely because it is in direct competition with people for water. This article discusses the controversy surrounding this fish by describing (1) the biology... Read More

Opportunities for Undergraduate and Graduate Students: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Project

In 2018, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) will partner with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) for the FWS Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program (DFP). DFP provides undergraduate rising seniors and graduate students who are interested in conservation or other related careers with a full-time, 11-week opportunity that supports FWS conservation priorities. Undergraduate rising... Read More

Clean Water Act Policy Rider

There continues to be a concern that a policy rider in a Senate Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill that exempts the repeal of the Clean Water Rule from the Administrative Procedures Act might make its way to final passage of a Fiscal Year 2018 spending bill.  Earlier this year, the CASS groups sent... Read More