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Webinar on November 19: Best Student Presentations

2019 Annual Meeting Recap – Best Student Presentations Tuesday, November 19, 2019 2:00 pm Eastern Time Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1677109677344354572 Description: Join AFS for a webinar featuring abstracts from the Reno Annual Meeting! If you were unable to attend the conference or missed the AFS Business Meeting, take this opportunity to hear from best student paper... Read More

Hunting, Fishing, and Conservation Groups Oppose Changes to Clean Water Act Section 401 Process

PDF version October 21, 2019 Administrator Andrew Wheeler Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20460 Submitted via regulations.gov RE: Comments on Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2019-0405 Dear Administrator Wheeler, On behalf of our millions of members and supporters, the undersigned hunting, fishing, and conservation groups write in opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s... Read More

Science Societies Oppose Changes to Water Quality Rules

PDF version of letter October 21, 2019 Mr. Andrew R. Wheeler Acting Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20460 Via regulations.gov Re: Submission of Comments to EPA regarding the proposed rule “Updating Regulations on Water Quality Certification” (84 FR 44080; Docket Number EPA-HQ-OW-2019-0405-0025) Dear Administrator Wheeler: On behalf of the... Read More

Editor Sought for the Journal of Aquatic Animal Health

AFS seeks a fish health professional with a broad perspective on diseases and disorders of fish and other aquatic animals, disease pathogenesis, diagnostic methods, the design and conduct of experimental bioassays, and research writing to serve as one of two Editors of the Journal of Aquatic Animal Health (JAAH). The successful applicant must be committed... Read More

More than 1,000 Scientists Call for Proactive Conservation; Urge Passage of Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

For Immediate Release October 17, 2019 Contact: Drue Banta Winters, 504-220-7868, [email protected] Caroline Murphy, 301-897-9770 x 308, [email protected]  More than 1,000 Scientists Call for Proactive Conservation; Urge Passage of Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Today, more than 1,000 scientists from every state along with several territories and tribes sent a letter to members of Congress urging... Read More

Conservation, Sporting, and Outdoor Groups Call for Passage of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

October 17, 2019 The Honorable Jared Huffman Chairman Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee 1522 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Tom McClintock Ranking Member Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee 1522 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Huffman, Ranking Member McClintock and the Members of the Water, Oceans and Wildlife... Read More

Now is the Time for Action

Scott  A. Bonar | AFS President Eighty years ago, a few scientists possessed information that would change the world. They had to get it to the right people—policymakers who would take them seriously and act. They worked in a discipline where calm, theoretical debate and lack of intensely heated controversy was previously the norm. However,... Read More

Webinar on October 16: Trout and Char of the World

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern Time Register now! This webinar will provide an overview of the newly published AFS title: Trout and Char of the World. This is the first comprehensive look at the taxonomy, life history, and conservation status of the world’s trout and char. These are fascinating and beautiful... Read More

Recent Aquaculture Video Does Not Reflect Fish Handling Practices at Most Aquaculture Facilities

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) supports responsible and humane production of fish in aquaculture facilities.  Yesterday, the nonprofit Washington, D.C.-based organization, Compassion Over Killing, released a video of an aquaculture farm that depicts disturbing images that are not in keeping with best practices in fish handling.  The conditions in the facility in the video are... Read More