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AFS Seeks Journal Editor

AFS seeks a fisheries scientist with a broad perspective on fisheries management and applied fisheries sciences to serve as one of the editors of North American Journal of Fisheries Management (NAJFM).  The successful applicant must be committed to fast-paced deadlines, timely correspondence with journals staff, and a team-oriented environment.  Experience in reviewing and publishing in... Read More

AFS Second Vice President Candidate Statements: April Croxton

Please note: Voting for Second Vice President will open in late April. Voting instructions will be sent to current (2019) AFS members by email. BACKGROUND Raised by parents from a small fishing and agricultural community along the Atlantic coast, I was fortunate to develop an appreciation for both land and water at an early age.... Read More

AFS Second Vice President Candidate Statements: Jim Bowker

Please note: Voting for Second Vice President will open in late April. Voting instructions will be sent to current (2019) AFS members by email. BACKGROUND Like anyone approaching the end of their career, I spent a lot of time thinking about how I’d fill my days after retiring from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.... Read More

AFS 2019 Symposia Proposal Deadline Extended until March 15

Due to numerous requests, symposia proposal submission for the 2019 Joint Conference with The Wildlife Society in Reno-Tahoe has been extended one final time until March 15. “We have been hearing from many people that they simply are still digging out from the impacts of the federal government shutdown and that has impacted their ability to develop... Read More

Webinar recording: Waters of the US (WOTUS)

Waters of the US (WOTUS): What You Need to Know About the Rule and How to Take Action from fisheries on Vimeo. This webinar was recorded on February 27, 2018. The video contains some sections with poor audio quality, and AFS staff will work to edit portions of this recording. Presenter slides: Gillian Davies –... Read More

CASS Requests Extension of Waters of the US Comment Period and Additional Public Hearings

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 22, 2019 Mr.... Read More

AFS Requests Extension on Waters of the US Comment Period

December 21, 2018 Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20460 R.D. James Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Department of the Army 108 Army Pentagon Washington, D.C. 20310-0108 Email delivery to: [email protected] RE: Request for Extension to Comment on Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OW–2018–0149 Dear Acting Administrator Wheeler... Read More

How to Submit Comments on the Revised Waters of the US (WOTUS)

Opportunity for public comment is now open.  The comment period will close on Monday, April 15th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.  Download a PDF flyer on how to comment. The very narrow rule fails to account for the full range of physical, chemical, and biological connections between navigable waters and the streams and wetlands.  The limited protections... Read More