Report from the President
AFS President Ron Essig
This year’s 146th Annual Meeting theme is “Fisheries Conservation and Management: Making Connections and Building Partnerships.” A fantastic lineup of scientific and networking events is planned for the annual meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, where AFS last met 50 years ago.
Major AFS efforts in 2015-2016 were to follow through on initiatives started in previous years including fisheries education, communications, policy development, collaboration with international fisheries societies, and society governance. Highlights of presidential accomplishments are…Read more
Accomplishing Our Mission - 2015 Highlights
Report from the Executive Director
Executive Director Doug Austen
The American Fisheries Society has continued to strengthen itself this past year in a concerted effort to provide members with the impact and services they need and expect. From the development of the strategic plan two years ago through the current implementation of the communications plan, AFS has restructured and strategically hired new staff to deliver on programs that will provide new member benefits. These critical areas include new directors of communications and continuing education and an expansion of our AFS policy program. The differences are already palpable….Read more