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Seven Reasons Why You Definitely Need to Come to Tampa

  Years since the last AFS Annual Meeting in Florida (and the last AFS Annual Meeting on the coast in the South). Continuing Education Workshops, plus 3 other technical workshops Symposia and almost 1,200 total oral and poster presentations Great networking events, including the Grand Networking Event at the world famous Florida Aquarium Trade Show exhibitors... Read More

A Voice for the Fish—and Our Profession

Now, more than ever, our fisheries and aquatic resources and the people who manage them need the support of a strong scientific community. Together we’ve seen the benefits of our work in action—the Wallop-Breaux Sport Fish Restoration Act and Magnuson-Stevens Act transformed fisheries management. Today, as these programs face unprecedented threats, it’s crucial for AFS... Read More

20,000 Scientists Warn that Repeal of Wetlands Rule Puts Important Aquatic Resources at Risk

American Fisheries Society • Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography • Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation • Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society • North American Lake Management Society •  Society for Freshwater Science • Society of Wetland Scientists • Phycological Society of America 20,000 Scientists Warn that Repeal of Wetlands Rule Puts Important Aquatic Resources... Read More

AFS Urges Congress to Support DOI’s Climate Science Centers

AFS recently signed-on to a letter urging congressional appropriators to fund the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs) in concert with a number of conservation organizations.  The President’s FY18 budget proposes a 34% decrease in overall funding from FY17 levels for this program and the cuts would result... Read More

ASWM to host WOTUS Webinar

The Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) will host a webinar on July 11, 2017 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. ET featuring legal experts representing diverse perspectives on the Trump administration’s proposed repeal of the 2015 Clean Water Rule. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Army are carrying out a two-step process to repeal... Read More

Fisheries Magazine – July 2017

COLUMNS  President's Commentary Do We Advocate? Communications The King of Fish “Book Drop”: Generating Conversation and Shared Values about Salmon in Alaska Perspective Science and Advocacy in the American Fisheries Society: Seeking the Same Side of the Fence FEATURES  Shaping AFS Advocacy Based on History and Need Emerging Law of Scientific Integrity—A Bumpy Birth Always Advocating... Read More

Bi-partisan Legislation Aims to Authorize National Fish Habitat Partnership

In June, Sens. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, and Ben Cardin, D-Md. introduced bipartisan legislation to authorize the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP). The National Fish Habitat Conservation Act, S. 1436, authorizes $7.2 million annually for fish habitat restoration and protection projects that are supported by regional Fish Habitat Partnerships and codifies the National Fish Habitat Action... Read More

Managing Salmon for Ecosystem Needs in the Pacific Northwest: Limiting Science Input in Ecosystem Management—Silos R Us

The mindset permeating salmonid management in Washington, and probably most other fisheries managed worldwide, can be encapsulated in the last draft of a steelhead Oncorhynchus mykiss management plan that was developed by the state of Washington and treaty Indian tribes 26 years ago (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife [WDFW], unpublished data) Read More