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National Fish Habitat Partnership Act Passes House

December 17, 2019 – The bipartisan National Fish Habitat Conservation Through Partnership Act (H.R. 1747), introduced by U.S. Reps. Rob Wittman (R-Va.) and Marc Veasey (D-Texas), passed in the U.S. House of Representatives as part of a broader package of natural resource legislation last week. The bill also advanced through the Senate in the Committee on Environment and Public... Read More

Kristen Anstead Named Fisheries Co-Chief Science Editor

The American Fisheries Society is proud to announce that Kristen Anstead has been appointed as the new Co-Chief Science Editor for Fisheries magazine. In this voluntary position, Kristen will be responsible for overseeing the peer review process for scientific papers submitted to the magazine. Her duties as Co-Chief Science Editor include: Guiding the review of papers on... Read More

Webinar on December 18: A Clean Air Act Success Story

A Clean Air Act Success Story: Evidence of Chemical and Biological Recovery in an Acidified Catskill Mountain River, New York Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:00 pm Eastern Time Presenter: Barry Baldigo Research Biologist U.S. Geological Survey New York Water Science Center Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7231430105042413579 AFS thanks the Water Quality Section for sponsoring this webinar! Description:... Read More

Give to Fisheries on Giving Tuesday

Every year people around the world designate a donation day. It’s called “Giving Tuesday.” It’s your chance to think about the organizations you care about and how much more they might be able to do with a gift from you. At the American Fisheries Society, we’re proud of the work we do together to advance the... Read More

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