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Photo of American Fisheries Society Policy Director Tom Bigford on Capitol Hill in DC

Tom Bigford Named AFS Policy Director

For Immediate Release: January 30, 2014 The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is pleased to welcome Tom Bigford as our new Policy Director starting on February 18. Bigford has been Chief of the Habitat Protection Division at the Office of Habitat Conservation at the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for... Read More

January is AFS Safety Month

Spring is just around the corner, but the unnecessary deaths of Rob Klumb and Maegan Spindler – both killed in the line of work on July 8, 2013, by a drunk driver, while preparing their gear for the next day’s research – take us back other work-related tragedies: January 7, 1980 –  three Duke field scientists died while conducting field work... Read More

Bringing Together Fish and Wildlife in 2017

..Second Vice President Margraf will have the pleasure of helping to develop, coordinate, and manage probably one of, if not the largest, most broad-ranging, complicated, and innovative fish and wildlife conferences ever to be held. Doug Austen A joint Fish and Wildlife meeting has never been done be- fore at the national level, yet many... Read More