The American Fisheries Society occasionally hosts fisheries briefings on Capitol Hill in conjunction with agencies or other partners.

Upcoming Briefing - Please note this briefing has been postponed and will be rescheduled soon

Congressional Briefing on Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management (EBFM)
- with NOAA Fisheries

Topics to be presented during briefing include:

  • Ecosystem Indicators
    An example of what is being done all around the country, leading ecosystem indicators help in inform fishery management decisions.
  • Shifting Distributions
    A real world and messy issue involving species that are rapidly changing their distribution and moving within Council jurisdiction.
  • Forage Fish Biomass
    Discussion on the tradeoffs involved with managing for forage species biomass.

*Light refreshments will be provided*

Please address RSVPs to AFS Policy Analyst, Taylor Pool at

Recent Briefings

Advances in Geospatial Tools to Enhance Smart Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems
- with the U.S. Forest Service

Friday, June 10th, 2016, Rayburn House Office Building
The briefing was co-hosted by Congressman Mike Simpson (2nd District of Idaho) and Congressman Derek Kilmer (6th District of Washington), and featured speakers from the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Geological Survey, and Trout Unlimited. Read more...

Climate Change and Inland Fisheries
- with the U.S. Geological Survey

Monday, June 13th, 2016, Russell Senate Office Building
The briefing featured speakers from the U.S. Geological Survey, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and Pittsburg State University. Read more...