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New WOTUS Fact Sheet

Download a PDF of a new fact sheet of the Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS) produced by the American Fisheries Society, National Wildlife Federation, Trout Unlimited, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, American Fly Fishing Trade Association, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, and the Izaak Walton League.     Read More

AFS Statement on Impacts of Federal Government Shutdown

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) urges Congress and the White House to work together in a bipartisan manner to reach an agreement on fiscal year 2019 appropriations to end the partial government shutdown and allow natural resource agencies that support important fisheries research and management to resume operations. The shutdown is negatively affecting many federal... Read More

AFS and ITN Productions present “Fisheries Strong”

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 The American Fisheries Society is partnering with ITN Productions to create “Fisheries Strong,” a flagship news-style program exploring the impact of effective fisheries management, the future of fisheries, and how organizations are addressing the complexities of fisheries conservation. Showcasing the complexities of Fisheries Management and Conservation These include highlighting effective fisheries management and... Read More

Journal Highlights December 2019

Thoughts for the Future of Aquaculture Nutrition: Realigning Perspectives to Reflect Contemporary Issues Related to Judicious Use of Marine Resources in Aquafeeds Giovanni M. Turchini, Jesse T. Trushenski, and Brett D. Glencross North American Journal of Aquaculture Reliance on marine resources is an ongoing constraint in aquaculture nutrition, and progress in identifying alternative ingredients is... Read More

Modern Fish Act Signed by President

The Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act, known as the “Modern Fish Act,” or S. 1520, passed the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in late December and was signed by President Trump just before the end of the year.  The bill seeks to address frustration with federal management of recreational fishing, stemming from shortened or... Read More

Reflections on AFS 1870

Executive Director Column Doug Austen | AFS Executive Director Fully into reconstruction after the Civil war, the year 1870, the year in which the American Fish Culturists’ Association was first organized, opened up a decade of dramatic growth and change for America. The year was filled with bold new projects, major advances in society, and... Read More

What’s Up With WOTUS?

By Leanne Roulson, AFS Second Vice President Originally published as a Guest Editorial from the AFS Western Division’s Tributary newsletter. On December 11th, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released a proposed rule that that regulates Waters of the US (WOTUS) to redefine the scope of Clean Water Act protections... Read More

End of Year Letter from President Jesse Trushenski

Dear AFS Members, As your President, I am committed to advancing our members, the fisheries profession, and AFS as an organization. My plan of work, shaped by years of interacting with our membership, identifies priorities we must address in order to be successful, now and in the future. During my presidency, I’m working with our community... Read More

Replacing Clean Water Rule Would Threaten Fish, Waterfowl, and Outdoor Recreation Economy

News for Immediate Release December 11, 2018 Contact: Kristyn Brady, 617-501-6352, [email protected] Replacing Clean Water Rule Would Threaten Fish, Waterfowl, and Outdoor Recreation Economy The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers proceeds with rolling back Clean Water Act protections for headwater streams and wetlands—harming trout, waterfowl, and outdoor recreation businesses.  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the... Read More

Aquatic Scientists Push Back Against Narrow WOTUS Rule

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 Aquatic Scientists Push Back... Read More