Student & Early Career Professionals Subsection of the Education Section of the American Fisheries Society

Fisheries Populations and Ecosystem Dynamics Summer Course

The Rutgers Center for Fisheries and Ocean Sustainability is proud to announce that the application for this summer’s course in Fisheries Populations and Ecosystem Dynamics is now open: https://eoas.rutgers.edu/research/affiliated-programs-centers/center-for-fisheries-and-ocean-sustainability/fisheries-course/.  This is an immersive, two-week course (May 31st – June 13th, 2020) for undergraduates that presents the quantitative tools and field-based techniques used to sustainably manage...

Fisheries Magazine - June 2015

Fisheries Magazine – June 2015

Want to Receive Fisheries Magazine Every Month for Free?! Become a member of the Society! • receive Fisheries magazine each month • enjoy special savings on subscriptions to AFS published books • subscribe at member rates to the four preeminent, peer-reviewed AFS journals • enjoy special savings on meeting registration...

Fisheries Magazine - May 2015

Fisheries Magazine – May 2015

Want to Receive Fisheries Magazine Every Month for Free?! Become a member of the Society! • receive Fisheries magazine each month • enjoy special savings on subscriptions to AFS published books • subscribe at member rates to the four preeminent, peer-reviewed AFS journals • enjoy special savings on meeting registration...

Fisheries Magazine – March 2015

Want to Receive Fisheries Magazine Every Month for Free?! ~ Become a member of the Society! Your Benefits? Plenty! Society Membership means you’ll: • receive Fisheries magazine each month • enjoy special savings on subscriptions to AFS published books • subscribe at member rates to the four preeminent, peer-reviewed AFS...

Fisheries Magazine – February 2015

POLICY Roles for Everyone by Thomas E. Bigford VOTE Candidate Statements: AFS Second Vice President • Dale P. Burkett • Jesse Trushenski JOURNAL SUMMARIES   • Diet Shifts Detected in Sandbar Sharks Using a Nonlethal Technique by Sarah Harrison • Cast Nets are Useful Sampling Tools, and You Should Try...

Fisheries Magazine – January 2015

Fisheries Magazine – January 2015

Highlights of Fisheries Magazine – January 2015 In this Issue: JOURNAL SUMMARIES • Stocked Piscivores May Be Tougher Than We Thought by Jeff Schaeffer • Increasing Survival Rates of Discarded Red Snapper: Best Release Strategies by Sarah Harrison POLICY COLUMN • Culverts as Culprit and Conservation Choice Thomas E. Bigford ESSAYS AND FEATURES...

Fisheries Magazine – December 2014

Fisheries Magazine – December 2014

In this Issue: COLUMN President’s Commentary – Blogging Fish Science Guest writer – Dan Isaak Policy – Revisiting Hopes for Created and Restored Habitats Thomas E. Bigford   FEATURES Paleoclimate Shaped Bluefish Structure in the Northern Hemisphere – Three genetic units were identified across the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Paleoclimate could explain...

Fisheries Magazine – November 2014

Highlights of Fisheries Magazine – November 2014 Our Special Aquaculture-Themed Issue! In this Issue: COLUMN Aquaculture and the Science–Policy Continuum FEATURES Putting the Red Back in Redfish Lake, 20 Years of Progress Toward Saving the Pacific Northwest’s Most Endangered Salmon  Population Paul A. Kline and Thomas A. Flagg SPANISH ABSTRACT: Poniendo al...

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Important Career Information!

Introduction Students play a critical role in the American Fisheries Society, representing the next generation of fisheries professionals charged with conservation of aquatic ecosystems throughout the United States and the world. The path from fisheries student to professional is an exciting educational journey. It’s a time when students define their...

Rebecca Krogman on Advanced Fingerling Walleye Research

Walleyes stocked this week will help fisheries biologists in future stocking decisions. Spawned this past spring then raised at the Department of Natural Resources’ Rathbun Hatchery, the 8- to 10-inch advanced fingerlings join walleyes already in Pleasant Creek Lake, Lake Macbride and five other Iowa lakes, introduced as tiny, recently...

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Natalie Sopinka on The Plight of the Salmon

The plight of the salmon Traversing the coast along the Pacific Northwest into the Fraser River in British Columbia, Canada is a picturesque and mesmerizing experience, unless you are a sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) swimming through it. While Fraser River sockeye salmon attempt to reach natal spawning grounds up to...

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Landon Pierce on Paddlefish Research

Paddlefish Research The work of graduate student Landon Pierce, of Lincoln, Neb., moves from rolling hills and pine tree habitat of the swift fox underwater as he studies the American paddlefish. The billed fish can grow over five feet long and weigh more than 60 pounds in Missouri River reservoir,...