Second Vice President Election Now Open

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is conducting an election for Second Vice President for the coming year. All current members are eligible to participate. The election begins May 15, 2018 and closes June 15, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. The candidates for Second Vice President are Margaret Murphy and Leanne Roulson. Please see your email for voting... Read More

Experts Gather for Marine and Inland “CHOW” in Washington

Convened by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF), Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW) brought together several AFS partners and government officials in one space to talk about issues like aquaculture, adaptive management, NOAA’s “blue economy,” coastal community vulnerabilities, and climate change impacts. CHOW is an annual event that examines current marine, coastal, and Great Lakes... Read More

Fish Enthusiast Joins AFS Staff

American Fisheries Society would like to welcome Steven Kambouris to the staff. Steven is an avid fisherman from Baltimore County, Maryland. After twelve years of military duty in the Army, he received an undergraduate degree in political science and sociology from Augusta University in Georgia. He is now in the process of completing a masters... Read More

Three Visualization Approaches for Communicating and Exploring Passive Integrated Transponder Tag Data

As the number, size, and complexity of ecological data sets have increased, narrative and interactive raw data visualizations have emerged as important tools for exploring and understanding these large data sets. As a demonstration, we developed three visualizations to communicate and explore passive integrated transponder tag data from two long‐term field studies. We created three... Read More

Reclaiming a Space for Diadromous Fish in the Public Psyche and Sense of Place

Diadromous species historically dominated the freshwater fish community in coastal northeastern United States rivers. As these fishes declined in concert with sweeping alterations to the region’s waterscapes, so too did their utility, visibility, and relevance to each passing human generation. Due to their historically iconic status, we used endangered Atlantic Salmon Salmo salar as a springboard in... Read More

Budget Woes Continue, Vigilance Required on Key Issues

One year ago President Trump released his first budget proposal to Congress. The proposed cuts caused much consternation about the future of important fisheries and conservation programs. After a long slow crawl, Congress finally sent a budget deal to the President’s desk this spring. With the increase in the budget ceiling passed in early 2018,... Read More

Webinar on July 17: Chemistry to Conservation: Using Otoliths to Advance Fisheries Management

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 1 pm Eastern Time Presented by: Andrew Carlson – Michigan State University Sponsored by the AFS Education Section Otolith chemistry (aka, otolith microchemistry) is an effective technique for evaluating fish environmental history in diverse contexts. The science of otolith chemistry spans a variety of fisheries topics (e.g., natal origins, habitat use, movement,... Read More

Offshore Wind Energy Panel in Atlantic City

Scientists, fisheries stakeholders, wind developers, and representatives of conservation organizations will converge in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Tuesday, August 21, during the AFS Annual Meeting for a panel discussion on offshore wind energy. Offshore wind energy development is poised to rapidly expand in the United States, with the mid-Atlantic as the epicenter of development... Read More

Interior Appropriations Update

The House Appropriations Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee released a Fiscal Year 2019 funding bill last week that would restore funding to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units (CRUs) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s State and Tribal Wildlife Grants. President Trump’s FY19 budget proposal eliminated funding for the... Read More