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Making a Difference: A Few Tips

Scott A. Bonar | AFS President. Email: [email protected] Want to fight climate change, tackle biodiversity loss, protect a multi‐ocean fishery, or get more kids outdoors? How can you make a difference? Where in the world does one begin with these big, typically overwhelming issues? As our world gets more interconnected, larger issues come to the... Read More

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Reaches 150 Co-sponsors

House Bill Addressing America’s Wildlife Crisis Gains 150+ Bipartisan Cosponsors More than one-third of all wildlife species in the United States are at-risk or vulnerable to extinction — and now more than one-third of the members of the House agree on a solution. WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, a bipartisan House bill aimed... Read More

Science Prominent in Maui Groundwater Supreme Court Oral Arguments and Questions

Analysis and transcript of U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments and questions in County of Maui v. Hawai’i Wildlife Fund, including topics addressed in the aquatic science societies’ amicus brief. SCOTUSblog analysis: https://www.scotusblog.com/2019/11/argument-analysis-context-trumps-text-as-justices-debate-reach-of-clean-water-act/ Nina Totenberg’s report on NPR: https://www.npr.org/2019/11/06/776968335/supreme-court-justices-searching-for-a-compromise-in-major-environmental-case Oral argument transcript: https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/2019/18-260_m6hn.pdf Read More

Marine and Coastal Fisheries—Swimming Forward

Debra J. Murie | Editor in Chief, Marine and Coastal Fisheries. Email:[email protected] I am pleased to announce that the American Fisheries Society’s (AFS) Editorial Office and the AFS Publications Overview Committee has approved a plan to restructure the editorial board of Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science (MCF). The editorial board will be realigned... Read More

Turn this Ship Around!

In 2015, the greatest United States commercial shipping disaster in 3 decades occurred. The 791‐foot container ship MV El Faro sank near the Bahamas with all 33 hands after it sailed directly into the eyewall of Hurricane Joaquin. Investigators were perplexed. How could such a large, modern ship, with access to real‐time weather data, modern communications equipment,... Read More

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