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Putting the Red Back in Redfish Lake, Twenty Years of Progress Towards Saving the Pacific Northwest’s Most Endangered Salmon Population

Paul A. Kline and Thomas A. Flagg ABSTRACT: In November 1991, the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service listed Snake River Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) as endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA). The last known remnants of the Snake River stock return to Redfish Lake in the Sawtooth Valley in central Idaho. In the... Read More

Eel Experts in Quebéc City

EEL EXPERTS GATHER IN QUÉBEC CITY             August 15, 2014 Contact: Beth Beard [email protected] 301-897-8616 office 240-687-3761 cell QUÉBEC CITY, CANADA—Eels are truly unusual fish with an ancient history dating back to the age of dinosaurs. Their biological makeup includes a rare trait—mature adults migrate to the Sargasso Sea in... Read More

Photo of American Fisheries Society Policy Director Tom Bigford on Capitol Hill in DC

Tom Bigford Named AFS Policy Director

For Immediate Release: January 30, 2014 The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is pleased to welcome Tom Bigford as our new Policy Director starting on February 18. Bigford has been Chief of the Habitat Protection Division at the Office of Habitat Conservation at the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for... Read More

January is AFS Safety Month

Spring is just around the corner, but the unnecessary deaths of Rob Klumb and Maegan Spindler – both killed in the line of work on July 8, 2013, by a drunk driver, while preparing their gear for the next day’s research – take us back other work-related tragedies: January 7, 1980 –  three Duke field scientists died while conducting field work... Read More

Bringing Together Fish and Wildlife in 2017

..Second Vice President Margraf will have the pleasure of helping to develop, coordinate, and manage probably one of, if not the largest, most broad-ranging, complicated, and innovative fish and wildlife conferences ever to be held. Doug Austen A joint Fish and Wildlife meeting has never been done be- fore at the national level, yet many... Read More