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eBooks Now Available in Bookstore

New in the Bookstore: Some of your favorite titles are now available as eBooks! Ebooks are extremely portable, and able to be stored on a number of devices with no physical storage space needed. Readers can increase font sizes, bookmark pages, make notes, highlight passages, and save selected text. They’re easily searchable. You can read... Read More

VOTE!

This column is my second to last as your AFS President. My last President’s Hook will introduce an issue dealing with the wonderful history of our Society and will not be as opinionated. It has been an honor for me to serve you, the AFS membership, over the past year. We have tackled important issues... Read More

AFS Applauds Sport Fish Restoration Reauthorization Advancing in Senate

July 22, 2020 Chairman Roger Wicker U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation 512 Dirksen Senate Building Washington DC, 20510 Ranking Member Maria Cantwell U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation 420 A Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Wicker and Ranking Member Cantwell: Thank you for your leadership in... Read More

American Fisheries Society Position on Aquaculture

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) supports sustainable growth of aquaculture. The demand for fish is expected to grow significantly in the next decade, but it is unlikely that capture fisheries can sustainably accommodate increased harvest pressure to meet this demand. Domestic freshwater and marine aquaculture present existing and emerging opportunities to sustainably address America’s ongoing... Read More

North American Journal of Aquaculture Seeks Associate Editors

  The American Fisheries Society seeks fisheries scientists to serve as Associate Editors of the North American Journal of Aquaculture (NAJA). Experience in reviewing and publishing in NAJA or companion AFS journals preferred. NAJA publishes papers in all areas of intensive and extensive fish culture. Topics include broodstock selection and spawning, nutrition and feeding, health... Read More

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