News and Announcements

  • Vote Now for Your 2022 Nominees!
  • 2022 Election Nomination Bios!
    President Elect Taylor Heckman Hello! My name is Taylor Heckman, and I am a postdoctoral scholar in Dr. Esteban Soto’s Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory at UC Davis, where I recently finished my PhD in Microbiology. I completed my BA in Biology at Willamette University in Oregon, moving there from Hawaii....
  • Position: Asst Professor-Fisheries at Univ. of Missouri
    Assistant Professor in Fisheries   The University of Missouri is hiring a tenure track Assistant Professor in Fisheries in the School of natural Resources, University of Missouri-Columbia.  Applications are open now until October 15th 2021. Description: This is a tenure-track position in the School of Natural Resources (http://www.snr.missouri.edu) at the...
  • Subunit Spotlight: Quebec Student Subunit
    If there was a decent metaphor connecting boxing and AFS Student Subunits, the Quebec Student Subunit would be among the best pound-for-pound fighters in the game today. Perhaps, a better metaphor would high relate growth rates and theoretical maximum length parameters to the Subunit -- which includes students from across...
  • Undergraduate Travel Assistance Award DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 18TH
    We have opened the Undergraduate Travel Assistance Award (UTAA) for applications! This award is designed to help introduce undergraduate students to AFS meetings and increase participation at the Society level. The UTAA helps undergraduates to offset the cost of travel to the AFS Annual Meeting, held in Baltimore this year! Eight undergraduates will...
  • FITS needs YOU!
    Students and Early Career Professionals, FITS needs YOU! As a student or ECP, are you frustrated with how difficult it can sometimes be to know where to buy the stuff you need for your project? You are not alone!  FITS is the Fisheries Information and Tech Section, a section dedicated...
  • Lian on her research and the Virtual Annual Meeting
    Lian Guo is the subject of our member spotlight this month. If you were a part of this year’s Virtual Annual Meeting (VAM), you may have caught her presentation, co-organized symposium, or seen her posts on the discussion channels in Slack – another option provided for students and professionals to...
  • Daily Themes
    Monday, Sept 14 Opening Plenary -- Climate ChangeTuesday, Sept 15 Diversity and Inclusion DayWednesday, Sept 16 Plenary #2 -- Science CommunicationThursday, Sept 17 Student and Early Career Professionals Day (direct to our tab on the workshop), SECP Business Meeting (4:10-5:10 pm EDT). Student awards are being given out live at...
  • Aaron and Deon host the Fisheries Diversity and Inclusion Podcast
    Racial injustices have plagued our world for a long time, and some recent events involving police brutality on members of the Black community have sparked a movement to put an end to these issues in America. Much like how the #MeToo movement brought about sweeping reform of sexual harassment and...
  • Cassidy Miles on Diversity and Inclusion in AFS
    Cassidy Miles (she/her) is a graduate student and the public relations and outreach coordinator for Western Illinois University’s student subunit of the Illinois AFS. She is passionate about matters of diversity and inclusion in fisheries science and started a fundraiser to support the Hutton Scholars program. Below is her experience...
  • Student and ECP workshop on fisheries careers
    The Student and Early Career Professionals Subsection is providing a virtual workshop titled, “Preparing future scientists of fisheries: how to become a more a-lure-ing candidate” at this year's AFS Virtual Annual Meeting on Thursday, 17 Sept 2020. We need your help to gauge interest and participation by taking a survey...
  • Age Estimates in Stock Assessments Webinar
    Tune in Tuesday, June 23rd at 1 p.m. EDT for the webinar "How many candles on the birthday cake? The vital role of age estimates in stock assessments". Click here to register. Age estimates for fishes provides vital information that is used in stock assessments, particularly those utilizing age-based models. Basic decisions such as...
  • Ian Kelmartin on West Coast fisheries
    Ian Kelmartin is an early career professional in fisheries and a member of AFS. He highlights his professional position in West Coast fisheries and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted his job. I'm a biologist on the marine invertebrate management project for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. I...
  • Sam Schaick on Fisheries and the Covid-19 Quarantine
    Covid-19 has widely disrupted the nation’s sense of normalcy and the same is true for fisheries students and professionals. For a few its “business as usual” but for many people in fisheries, the environment in which they work has changed considerably. Graduate theses are being defended through online platforms and...
  • Travel awards for the AFS Annual Meeting
  • Meet the Candidates
    Your voice matters! Next Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time AFS is holding a live webinar for members to meet the Candidates of the Second Vice President Election - Cecil Jennings and Julie Defilippi Simpson. These candidates will be running for the Second Vice President position, which involves a...
  • AFS Virtual Spring Conference
    AFS Virtual Spring Conference COVID-19 has caused enormous disruptions to everyday life. Among the many personal and professional challenges we face, one has been the cancellation of several AFS chapter and division meetings. Fisheries scientists, managers, and students have constructed important talks to discuss their work with limited or no...
  • The Iowa State Student Subunit
    Author: Sam Grinstead, President of the Iowa State University Student Subunit             Spring Semester 2020 has been a busy and formative time for our subunit. Activities have included the Iowa Chapter meeting, bi-monthly scientific and professional guest speakers, and campus-wide club events. The Iowa State Student Subunit has endeavored to...
  • Fisheries Photo Competition with Prize!!
    Students and EC professionals, the Fisheries Info and Tech Section has an opportunity for you! Try your hand this year at taking a virtual reality photo showing your fisheries work! FITS is looking for the best photos to highlight in a virtual-reality experience, to be presented at the 2020 AFS...
  • Seeking Subsection Members for Symposium on Educational Technologies in the Classroom
    The Education Section is sponsoring a symposium on the use of educational technologies in the classroom and is looking for a couple members of our Subsection to present on the student or TA perspective of what has been successful, what falls short, and where we should put our efforts moving...