Second Vice President Candidate Statement: Patrick Shirey

Note: AFS members should check their email in March for voting instructions. BACKGROUND I am a Certified Fisheries Professional and a Certified Ecologist (Ecological Society of America). I earned my BS in wildlife and fisheries science from the Pennsylvania State University (2001), and my MS from New Mexico State University (2004), where I studied life... Read More

Second Vice President Candidate Statement: Margaret Murphy

Note: AFS members should check their email in March for voting instructions. BACKGROUND My understanding of diversity in fisheries started young; I am proud to say my grandmother taught me how to fish. I loved those youthful days at camp, fishing off the dock for hours, smelting late at night, or in the woods hunting for worms.... Read More

Webinar: LACFC Preview

Upcoming Webinar: Latin America and Caribbean Fisheries Congress Preview The Latin America and Caribbean Fisheries Congress Chairs will be joining us for two webinars to preview the conference! One session will be in English and one will be in Spanish. ESPAÑOL: 12 January 2022 5 pm Eastern Time Register for Spanish webinar   ENGLISH: 19... Read More

Give to Fisheries on Giving Tuesday

This #GivingTuesday, Think of Fisheries (Donate here!) Every year people around the world designate a donation day. It’s called “Giving Tuesday.” It’s your chance to think about the organizations you care about and how much more they might be able to do with a gift from you. At the American Fisheries Society, we’re proud of the... Read More

2023-2024 Climate Ambassadors Program Applications Now Open

Join the 2023-2024 Climate Ambassadors Program Applications are now being accepted for the next class of Climate Ambassadors through October 1. Administered by AFS with the assistance of a team of dedicated and skilled science communication trainers, the Climate Ambassadors Program provides a specialized 2-year communication skills program beginning with orientation in December and training starting... Read More

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Video Contest

The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act is nearing the finish line. AFS is joining our partners in a social media blitz to mobilize personal networks around Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. We are asking people to make videos to share with their friends, followers, connections (particularly on social media, but any digital medium can be used), describing... Read More

2022 Society Diversity Survey

AFS is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in our society and profession. As part of our commitment, we’re asking for AFS members to participate in the 2022 Society Diversity Survey. This survey is being administered by Western Washington University and is funded through the National Science Foundation’s LEAPS award (Leading Cultural Change through... Read More

American Fisheries Society Debuts New Logo

At the AFS Business Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 9, 2021, we were proud to debut a new logo as we embark on our next 150 years. Elements of the new logo include: FISH: It is a generic fish that is in motion—a nod to our science that is always moving forward toward better... Read More