The International Pacific Halibut Commission and Social Media

  The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) is a public international organization that was established in 1923 by an agreement between Canada and the United States. Its mandate is to perform research on and manage Pacific Halibut Hippoglossus stenolepis stocks within the waters of both nations. Every year the IPHC staff conducts numerous scientific projects to... Read More

The Need and Use of Open Educational Resources in Fisheries, Environmental Education, and Conservation

By Gary D. Grossman and Kirill Y. Chernoff Open educational resources (OERs) encompass a broad class of pedagogical resources that, by definition, are available to any user group, typically via the World Wide Web (Parisky and Boulay 2013; Islim et al. 2016). These resources range from electronic texts to raw data, to Web‐hosted videos, to preformulated class exercises. The vast... Read More

Nine Proposed Action Areas to Enhance Diversity and Inclusion in the American Fisheries Society

Brooke E. Penaluna, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Paci c Northwest Research Station, 3200 SW Je erson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331. E-mail: [email protected] Ivan Arismendi, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR Christine M. Mo tt, Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences, University of... Read More

Adapting Adaptive Management for Testing the Effectiveness of Stream Restoration: An Intensively Monitored Watershed Example

Nicolaas Bouwes, Stephen Bennett, and Joe Wheaton A large effort is underway to test the effectiveness of stream restoration in the Pacific Northwest using intensively monitored watersheds (IMWs) to improve salmonid habitat with the expectation to increase salmonid production (Bennett et al. 2016). How, or whether, stream restoration can improve target salmonid populations and ecosystem functions remains... Read More

What Is the Fate of Amputee Sawfish?

David L. Morgan, Barbara E. Wringer, Mark G. Allen, Brendan C. Ebner, Jeff M. Whitty, Adrian C. Gleiss, and Stephen J. Beatty The sawfishes (Pristidae) are the most threatened of all of the world’s shark and ray families, which is largely due to overfishing (Dulvy et al. 2014). There are five extant species of sawfish, all of which possess an enlarged,... Read More

Who Knew? Inconnu

Joe Margraf | U.S. Geological Survey, Supervisor of Western Cooperative Research Units, 1135 Park Ave., Unit 904, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. E-mail: [email protected] In 1999, I moved to Alaska to serve as unit leader of the U.S. Geological Survey Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and professor of fisheries in the School of Fisheries... Read More

Defining Forage Species to Prevent a Management Dilemma

By Konstantine J. Rountos Department of Biology, St. Joseph’s College, 155 Roe Blvd., Patchogue, NY 11772. E-mail: [email protected] MOTIVATION Forage species are often defined in scientific and popular literature using terms such as “small,” “schooling,” “short- lived,” pelagic fish found at intermediate trophic levels of marine food chains. However, not all stakeholders use the same... Read More

No Damsel in Distress

By Abigail J. Lynch, USGS I’m not sure how many people can trace their career origin back to a specific instance, but I can. I was sitting in a concrete block of a building, an old military installation that had been retrofitted to be an auditorium-style classroom. Students were scattered across the carpeted steps of... Read More