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Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Passes House Committee

The bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act passed out of the House Natural Resources Committee on December 5, positioning it for a vote on the House floor. The bill would fund proactive conservation efforts to prevent species from becoming endangered and would provide additional funding for species that are already listed. “Forty percent of aquatic species... Read More

Fish and Wildlife Relevancy Roadmap Helps Agencies Adapt to Change

By Chris Smith, Wildlife Management Institute The Fish and Wildlife Relevancy Roadmap  is now available on the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ (AFWA) website. The Roadmap provides practical, non-prescriptive guidance agencies can use to adapt to ongoing changes in the social, ecological, and economic context for fish and wildlife conservation. These changes include accelerated... Read More

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National Fish Habitat Partnership Act Passes House

December 12, 2019 – The bipartisan National Fish Habitat Conservation Through Partnership Act (H.R. 1747), introduced by U.S. Reps. Rob Wittman (R-Va.) and Marc Veasey (D-Texas), passed in the U.S. House of Representatives as part of a broader package of natural resource legislation this week.  The National Fish Habitat Conservation Through Partnership Act would authorize funding for the... Read More

Kristen Anstead Named Fisheries Co-Chief Science Editor

The American Fisheries Society is proud to announce that Kristen Anstead has been appointed as the new Co-Chief Science Editor for Fisheries magazine. In this voluntary position, Kristen will be responsible for overseeing the peer review process for scientific papers submitted to the magazine. Her duties as Co-Chief Science Editor include: Guiding the review of papers on... Read More

Webinar on December 18: A Clean Air Act Success Story

A Clean Air Act Success Story: Evidence of Chemical and Biological Recovery in an Acidified Catskill Mountain River, New York Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:00 pm Eastern Time Presenter: Barry Baldigo Research Biologist U.S. Geological Survey New York Water Science Center Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7231430105042413579 AFS thanks the Water Quality Section for sponsoring this webinar! Description:... Read More

Give to Fisheries on Giving Tuesday

Every year people around the world designate a donation day. It’s called “Giving Tuesday.” It’s your chance to think about the organizations you care about and how much more they might be able to do with a gift from you. At the American Fisheries Society, we’re proud of the work we do together to advance the... Read More

Making a Difference: A Few Tips

Scott A. Bonar | AFS President. Email: [email protected] Want to fight climate change, tackle biodiversity loss, protect a multi‐ocean fishery, or get more kids outdoors? How can you make a difference? Where in the world does one begin with these big, typically overwhelming issues? As our world gets more interconnected, larger issues come to the... Read More

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Reaches 150 Co-sponsors

House Bill Addressing America’s Wildlife Crisis Gains 150+ Bipartisan Cosponsors More than one-third of all wildlife species in the United States are at-risk or vulnerable to extinction — and now more than one-third of the members of the House agree on a solution. WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, a bipartisan House bill aimed... Read More