Considerations for Conservation Translocation Policies

August 8, 2022 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service MS: PRB/3W 5275 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 via Re: Endangered and Threatened Species: Designation of Experimental Populations, Docket No. FWS-HQ-ES-2021-0033-0001 Dear Sir or Madam: The American Fisheries Society (AFS) respectfully submits the following comments in response to the proposed changes to section 10(j) of... Read More

Marine Aquaculture Congressional Briefing

July 13, 2022 – Online webinar Around the globe, advances in science and technology have enabled a thriving, environmentally sound, and sustainable marine aquaculture industry. Join us to learn how a stable regulatory framework with strong environmental safeguards, combined with the use of best practices, research, and innovation, can guide the U.S. towards a more... Read More

Latin American and Caribbean Fisheries Congress to Convene Fisheries Professionals from Underrepresented Regions

Peter Turcik | Fisheries Managing Editor. Email: [email protected] Fisheries professionals from Central America, South America, and the Caribbean will gather in Cancun, Mexico on May 15–18, 2023 for the inaugural Latin American and Caribbean Fisheries Congress (LACFC). The event aims to demonstrate the incredible volume of high-quality fish science being conducted throughout the Caribbean and Latin... Read More

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Passes House

Contact: Drue Banta Winters, 504-220-7868, [email protected] Caroline Murphy, 301-968-1903, [email protected]   America’s Natural Resource Professionals Commend Passage of Recovering America’s Wildlife Act June 14, 2022 – Today, fisheries and wildlife professionals from across the United States are celebrating the bipartisan House passage of groundbreaking legislation to conserve the nation’s  fish and wildlife. The Recovering America’s... Read More

Policy Column: Crossing the Finish Line: Help Pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act this Congress

Drue Banta Winters | AFS Policy Director. Email: [email protected] Imagine a world where fisheries professionals have enough resources to keep fish from sliding to extinction. Sounds like a fairytale, right? Given the challenges facing fish and the hurdles of navigating big ticket legislation through Congress, I would normally agree. Yet, we’ve never been closer to... Read More

AFS and TWS Urge Senate Environment Committee to Approve the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY ● THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY 06 April 2022 Senator Tom Carper, Chair Senate Environment and Public Works Committee 410 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Senator Shelley Moore Capito, Ranking Member Senate Environment and Public Works Committee 456 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chairman Carper and Ranking Member Capito,... Read More

AFS Second Vice President Candidate Statement: Gary Whelan

AFS members: Please check your email for voting instructions. Voting closes April 29. BACKGROUND My journey into fisheries science is based on a passion for fish and fishing that comes from growing up in northeastern New Jersey during the 1960s and early 1970s, spending every available minute fishing and wandering around in rivers, lakes, and... Read More

AQUAA Act Builds Framework for US Marine Aquaculture Development

(Letter sent to all U.S. Senators) February 14, 2022 United States Senate Constitution Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator, We write to request your support for increasing U.S. production of healthful, sustainable, and affordable seafood through marine aquaculture. Sens. Roger Wicker (R-MS), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Reps. Ed Case (D-HI) and... Read More