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Science Societies Urge EPA Not to Change the Waters of the US Rule

April 10, 2019 Mr. R.D. James Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 441 G Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20314 Via regulations.gov: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-0149 Re: Scientific Societies Comments on Proposed Rule – Revised Definition of “Waters of the United States” (84 FR 4154; Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-0149)... Read More

Highway Bill Should Consider Habitat Connectivity and Natural Infrastructure

Highway Bill Presents Golden Opportunity to Support Conservation and Outdoor Recreation 43 groups offer input as lawmakers craft infrastructure legislation (Washington D.C.) — “A paradigm shift.” That’s what 43 hunting, fishing, and conservation groups are calling for as lawmakers begin drafting infrastructure legislation. With the current Highway Bill expiring in 2020, these organizations are asking... Read More

Paul Michaletz appointed to the editor team of North American Journal of Fisheries Management

AFS Publications welcomes Paul Michaletz to the editorial board of the North American Journal of Fisheries Management (NAJFM).  Paul will be replacing Geraldine Vander Haegen as an editor of the journal. A 33-year veteran of the Missouri Department of Conservation, Paul has authored or coauthored over 40 peer-reviewed publications—over half of which have been published in... Read More

Draft 2020-2024 Strategic Plan

Charting the Course for the American Fisheries Society The Strategic Plan Revision Committee includes: Jim Bowker, Tom Bigford, Scott Bonar, Julie Defilippi‐Simpson, Ron Essig, John Jackson, Steve Midway, and Margaret Murphy AFS STRATEGIC PLAN REVISION COMMITTEE The Strategic Plan Revision Committee developed the 2020–2024 draft AFS Strategic Plan with the goal of making it a... Read More

National Fish Habitat Partnership Congressional Briefing

Recently, AFS joined the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, Trout Unlimited, the American Sportfishing Association, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA), and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) in sponsoring a briefing for congressional staff on the accomplishments of the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) program. AFS member Doug Nygren, Fisheries Division Director of the... Read More

Q&A with Officer Candidates: April Croxton

What do you see as a major scientific and management challenge facing fisheries over the next 10 years and how should AFS be engaged in addressing that issue? The most challenging scientific and management topic facing fisheries now, and over the next 10 years, is climate change. Our environment is rapidly changing and generating new... Read More

Q&A with Officer Candidates: Jim Bowker

What do you see as a major scientific and management challenge facing fisheries over the next 10 years and how should AFS be engaged in addressing that issue? Climate change–scientists overwhelmingly agree that it’s real and it’s happening before our eyes. Very few have a real appreciation for what’s in store, but we see or... Read More

National Fish Habitat Conservation through Partnerships Act Introduced

NATIONAL FISH HABITAT CONSERVATION THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS ACT INTRODUCED IN BOTH THE U.S. HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES & U.S. SENATE Washington D.C. (March 14, 2019)- The recreational fishing industry and conservation partners of the National Fish Habitat Partnership, applaud the sponsors of the National Fish Habitat Conservation Through Partnerships Act, as the bill was introduced in both... Read More

Webinar on April 17: AFS Election – Meet the Candidates

April 17, 2019 1:00 pm Eastern Time Register Now! AFS is offering a new opportunity for the membership to meet the 2019 Second Vice President candidates! Two candidates will be running for this position, which involves a 5 year posting to the AFS Governing Board, including a presidency in 2023. In past years, candidates have... Read More