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Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Would Also Help Economic Recovery

June 11, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Capitol, H-232 Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Capitol, H-204 Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader U.S.... Read More

Webinar – September 9 – Stream Simulation Design Methodology

Stream Simulation Design Methodology: A design methodology for adapting road crossing infrastructure (bridges and culverts) to climate change Wednesday, September 9, 2020 2:00 pm Eastern Time Register Now Speaker: Robert Gubernick, R.G. Watershed Restoration Geologist USDA Forest Service National Stream and Aquatic Ecology Center   In North America, Climate change has caused increases in frequency... Read More

Webinar – August 12 – Conservation & Management of Alligator Gar

More than a River Monster: Conservation and Management of Alligator Gar Wednesday, August 12, 2020 2:00 pm Eastern Time Presented by: Nate Smith, Texas Parks & Wildlife Register Now! Growing appreciation of biodiversity and the role of apex predators, along with increasing popularity of multispecies and trophy-oriented angling, has elevated the status of gars –... Read More

Draft Statement of World Aquatic Societies on Human-Caused Climate Change

The American Fisheries Society is teaming with other aquatic scientific societies worldwide to author a “Statement of World Aquatic Societies on Human-Caused Climate Change.”  This statement, which will be circulated to the media, highlights major scientific findings related to effects of climate change on aquatic ecosystems.  It also provides recommended actions, based on scientific findings,... Read More

Coronavirus, Climate Change, and a Bit of Hope

Scott A. Bonar | AFS President Inspired and hopeful! Those words describe how I feel after seeing worldwide and AFS member response to coronavirus. The pandemic is of course devastating, but some good things are collateral results of a world shifting gears. The kindness, hard work, and decency of people, including fisheries professionals, are on... Read More

Aquatic Societies Oppose EPA’s Proposed Open Science Rule

The Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS) opposed EPA’s proposed supplemental rule, “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science,” on the grounds that it would undermine the agency’s ability to use the best available science in its policy-making process and thus impede EPA’s mission to protect human health and the environment. The proposed rule would diminish the... Read More

AFS Supports States in Clean Water Act Lawsuit

Seventeen states filed suit challenging the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California asserting that the NWPR is contrary to the Clean Water Act (CWA) and arbitrary and capricious, in part, because of the EPA’s and the Army Corps’ disregard of scientific evidence. The plaintiff’s asked... Read More

Cecil Jennings Elected AFS Second Vice President

The American Fisheries Society is proud to announce that Cecil Jennings, Ph.D., has been elected as our next Second Vice President. He will take office at the AFS Business Meeting to be held virtually in September 2020. Jennings is a Fisheries Research Biologist for the U.S. Geological Survey. His work addresses an assortment of fish... Read More