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Draft 2020-2024 Strategic Plan

Charting the Course for the American Fisheries Society The Strategic Plan Revision Committee includes: Jim Bowker, Tom Bigford, Scott Bonar, Julie Defilippi‐Simpson, Ron Essig, John Jackson, Steve Midway, and Margaret Murphy AFS STRATEGIC PLAN REVISION COMMITTEE The Strategic Plan Revision Committee developed the 2020–2024 draft AFS Strategic Plan with the goal of making it a... Read More

Pushing the Sampling Boundaries: Advanced Technology is Allowing Us to Survey Deeper, Longer, and Harder to Reach Areas of Our Oceans, Lakes, and Rivers

Column: Section News Sarah Grasty, J. Christopher Taylor, and John Janssen | AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Considering the myriad of ways in which advanced technology is being used in fisheries research, keeping atop of the newest developments is a challenge. The transfer of such specialized knowledge can be difficult, thereby hindering more widespread use... Read More

Meeting of the Generations – Panelists Needed

Meeting of the Generations – Perspectives on fisheries from those got us here to those will take us forward A proposal for the AFS 150th Anniversary  The Concept: A discussion group representing the full spectrum of fisheries professionals will engage in key conversations about the development of the current state of the profession and looking... Read More

Sharing Science in a Post-Fact World

Jesse T. Trushenski | AFS President In Fantasyland, Kurt Andersen describes the growing disconnection between American life and objective reality (Andersen 2017). He explores the concepts of “post‐truth” and “post‐factual” and how these nonsensical terms have gained meaning in today’s society. Both terms trace their origins to a common linguistic forebear, the seemingly harmless “truthiness.” Coined by... 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

AFS Seeks New Co-Chief Science Editor for Fisheries

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) seeks a scientist with a broad perspective on fisheries to act as Co-Chief Science Editor to work as part of a leadership team to oversee the science and creative content of Fisheries. The Editor must be committed to fast-paced deadlines and would be appointed for a five-year renewable term. Duties include:... Read More

Top 10 Reasons Y’All Should Come to Reno–Tahoe for the Joint Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society

Rob Titus | Jackie Watson | AFS-TWS Joint Conference General Meeting Co-Chairs The upcoming joint annual meeting of AFS and TWS is going to be a singular event for natural resource professionals—a real smörgåsbord of learning and professional development opportunities. If you’re still looking for a reason to come to Reno, read on—General Meeting Co‐Chairs... Read More

2018 AFS Journal Impact Factors

Transactions, the North American Journal of Aquaculture, and Fisheries show increases in the newly released journal Impact Factors for 2018. AFS journals continue to be an effective and influential platform for reaching fisheries professionals throughout North America and around the world. We thank our authors for choosing to publish their important work with AFS, along with... Read More