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2022 Society Diversity Survey

AFS is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in our society and profession. As part of our commitment, we’re asking for AFS members to participate in the 2022 Society Diversity Survey. This survey is being administered by Western Washington University and is funded through the National Science Foundation’s LEAPS award (Leading Cultural Change through... Read More

Spokane Meeting – Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities

Sign Up to Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor at the AFS Annual Meeting in Spokane! Take advantage of opportunities to showcase your organization at the Annual Meeting and AFS Center for Fisheries Technology and Collaboration. Sponsorship opportunities range in exposure and affordability. The tradeshow will feature representatives from a range of professions all excited to... Read More

Aquatic Science Societies Call for Science-based Definition of Waters of the US

American Fisheries Society • Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography • Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation • Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society • International Association for Great Lakes Research • North American Lake Management Society • Phycological Society of America • Society for Freshwater Science • Society of Wetland Scientists February 7, 2022 Mr.... Read More

What Does Inclusion Look Like?

Aaron Bunch | AFS Equal Opportunities Section. Email: [email protected] Inclusion can happen now—in an instant—with genuine positive communication directed at someone who has a different identity than you. A person feeling included really comes down to an individual having a sense of belonging and value within a group of people. Over the past year as... Read More

Webinar – January 12 – Native Fish Restoration in Lakes

Native Fish Restoration in Lakes Wednesday, January 12, 2022 1:00 pm Eastern Time Registration is now open! Complimentary for AFS members $25 for non-members AFS revisits a symposium that was presented during the Baltimore Annual Meeting during this session, with the presentation of 2 talks. Klamath Lakesuckers: Past, Present, and Future Presented by: Megan Skinner... Read More

Michigan State University Professor William Taylor Receives AFS Award of Excellence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2021 Contact: Beth Beard [email protected] 240-687-3761 MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR WILLIAM TAYLOR RECEIVES THE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FROM THE AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY (Baltimore, Md.) November 10, 2021 – William Taylor, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor in Global Fisheries Systems at Michigan State University, received the Award of Excellence at the American Fisheries... Read More

AFS and TWS Urge Senate Committee to Consider Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY ● THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY 07 December 2021 Senator Tom Carper, Chair Environment and Public Works Committee U.S. Senate 410 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Senator Shelley Moore Capito Environment and Public Works Committee U.S. Senate 456 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chairman Carper and Ranking Member Capito,... Read More

AFS Mourns Loss of Longtime Member Tom Kwak

The AFS family is very saddened about the untimely loss of Dr. Tom Kwak, Leader of the North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Tom passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday, November 19, 2021, at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, Illinois. Tom was Past President of the AFS Southern Division and previously served... Read More