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The Pink Shrimp fishery in the Southern Gulf of Mexico has collapsed, imposing new scientific challenges for fisheries management. (Spanish abstract is also available.) news.fisheries.org/?p=1046
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Hey I need some help,  I'm a college student I'm studying fishes in a lagoon nearby and they're dying!!!
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New Theraputic Fish Drug Approved by FDA!
HALAMID® Aqua can be used to control mortality in: • Freshwater-reared salmonids due to bacterial gill disease • Walleye and all freshwater-reared warm water finfish due to external columnaris disease Read more!
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"We have serious concerns with the Intake Dam project itself, but we also believe that the issues we have identified represent larger and more systemic problems with Endangered Species Act recovery planning.  The approach, design and funding structure of this project, if applied to other U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation projects, could very well have negative ramifications to development and implementation of species protection and recovery plan efforts throughout the Western United States, regardless of the species of concern."
We have serious concerns with the Intake Dam project itself, but we also believe that the issues we have identified represent larger and more systemic problems with Endangered Species Act recovery planning. The approach, design and funding structure of this project, if applied to other U.S. Army ...
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More than Mucus: The Hidden World of the Fish Microbiota
By Andrea M. Larsen and Cova R. Arias

All living organisms maintain a diverse community of microbes that live in association with mucus-covered surfaces including the digestive, respiratory, and urogenital tracts. These microbial communities are known as ‘microbiota’. We grow up viewing microbes as disease-causing organisms, but most of those associated with our surfaces are harmless or even beneficial to our health. Studies on the gut microbiota have indicated that microbes aid in proper development and function of the digestive tract and immune system, help obtain energy from food, and act as a barrier against potential disease-causing microbes. These roles have also been demonstrated in fishes, all of which have microbiota associated with the gills, skin, and gut: the primary entry routes of pathogenic organisms.
More than Mucus: The Hidden World of the Fish Microbiota By Andrea M. Larsen and Cova R. Arias. All living organisms maintain a diverse community of microbes that live in association with mucus-covered surfaces including the digestive, respiratory, and urogenital tracts.
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There’s just one small burp in the plan: Palau only has one boat to enforce the ban in a 200-mile area.
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#DidYouKnow AFS also has a number of social media sites? Check them all out at http://ow.ly/uu2jn
BLOGS Blogs offer open discussions and knowledge-sharing on niche subjects and are good paths to send folks to from other social media platforms to read longer information. They grow awareness of a nonprofit's website with social media visitors and search engines. Two AFS Blogs: ...
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And so we say goodbye to yet one more very important woman in science.
Beloved Lochie Jo Allen passed away on February 2014. Photo of Lochie Jo and J Frances Allen - AFS women. Dr. J Frances Allen—Jady to those who knew and loved her—and her sister, Lochie Jo Allen, significantly influenced the development of scientific publications and women's participation in the ...
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The Entire IPCC Report in 19 Illustrated Haiku
A work of art that doubles as powerful talking points and a visual guide.
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The American Fisheries Society is the oldest, largest, and most influential association of fisheries professionals in the world—dedicated to strengthening the fisheries profession, advancing fisheries science, and conserving fisheries resources.

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"A LETTER WHICH WILL BE RECORDED IN THE HISTORY"

Message of ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, Leader of The Islamic Republic of Iran To the Youth in Europe and North America

In the name of God, the Beneficent the Merciful

To the Youth in Europe and North America,

The recent events in France and similar ones in some other Western countries have convinced me to directly talk to you about them. I am addressing you, [the youth], not because I overlook your parents, rather it is because the future of your nations and countries will be in your hands; and also I find that the sense of quest for truth is more vigorous and attentive in your hearts.

I don’t address your politicians and statesmen either in this writing because I believe that they have consciously separated the route of politics from the path of righteousness and truth.

I would like to talk to you about Islam, particularly the image that is presented to you as Islam. Many attempts have been made over the past two decades, almost since the disintegration of the Soviet Union, to place this great religion in the seat of a horrifying enemy. The provocation of a feeling of horror and hatred and its utilization has unfortunately a long record in the political history of the West.

Here, I don’t want to deal with the different phobias with which the Western nations have thus far been indoctrinated. A cursory review of recent critical studies of history would bring home to you the fact that the Western governments’ insincere and hypocritical treatment of other nations and cultures has been censured in new historiographies.

The histories of the United States and Europe are ashamed of slavery, embarrassed by the colonial period and chagrined at the oppression of people of color and non-Christians. Your researchers and historians are deeply ashamed of the bloodsheds wrought in the name of religion between the Catholics and Protestants or in the name of nationality and ethnicity during the First and Second World Wars. This approach is admirable.

By mentioning a fraction of this long list, I don’t want to reproach history; rather I would like you to ask your intellectuals as to why the public conscience in the West awakens and comes to its senses after a delay of several decades or centuries. Why should the revision of collective conscience apply to the distant past and not to the current problems? Why is it that attempts are made to prevent public awareness regarding an important issue such as the treatment of Islamic culture and thought?

You know well that humiliation and spreading hatred and illusionary fear of the “other” have been the common base of all those oppressive profiteers. Now, I would like you to ask yourself why the old policy of spreading “phobia” and hatred has targeted Islam and Muslims with an unprecedented intensity. Why does the power structure in the world want Islamic thought to be marginalized and remain latent? What concepts and values in Islam disturb the programs of the super powers and what interests are safeguarded in the shadow of distorting the image of Islam? Hence, my first request is: Study and research the incentives behind this widespread tarnishing of the image of Islam.

My second request is that in reaction to the flood of prejudgments and disinformation campaigns, try to gain a direct and firsthand knowledge of this religion. The right logic requires that you understand the nature and essence of what they are frightening you about and want you to keep away from.

I don’t insist that you accept my reading or any other reading of Islam. What I want to say is: Don’t allow this dynamic and effective reality in today’s world to be introduced to you through resentments and prejudices. Don’t allow them to hypocritically introduce their own recruited terrorists as representatives of Islam.

Receive knowledge of Islam from its primary and original sources. Gain information about Islam through the Qur’an and the life of its great Prophet. I would like to ask you whether you have directly read the Qur’an of the Muslims. Have you studied the teachings of the Prophet of Islam and his humane, ethical doctrines? Have you ever received the message of Islam from any sources other than the media?

Have you ever asked yourself how and on the basis of which values has Islam established the greatest scientific and intellectual civilization of the world and raised the most distinguished scientists and intellectuals throughout several centuries?

I would like you not to allow the derogatory and offensive image-buildings to create an emotional gulf between you and the reality, taking away the possibility of an impartial judgment from you. Today, the communication media have removed the geographical borders. Hence, don’t allow them to besiege you within fabricated and mental borders.

Although no one can individually fill the created gaps, each one of you can construct a bridge of thought and fairness over the gaps to illuminate yourself and your surrounding environment. While this preplanned challenge between Islam and you, the youth, is undesirable, it can raise new questions in your curious and inquiring minds. Attempts to find answers to these questions will provide you with an appropriate opportunity to discover new truths.

Therefore, don’t miss the opportunity to gain proper, correct and unbiased understanding of Islam so that hopefully, due to your sense of responsibility toward the truth, future generations would write the history of this current interaction between Islam and the West with a clearer conscience and lesser resentment.

Seyyed Ali Khamenei
21st Jan. 2015

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Registration is Now Open!
Want to save a tree?! Want to join the Spawning Run? Want to volunteer and judge papers and posters? Want to attend mind provoking, mind improving symposia? Want to network with other fisheries folk of your like? You can now register for the AFS 2014 Annual Meeting in Quebec City! Head to http://fisheries.org/my-afs now!
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Want to save a tree?!
Want to join the Spawning Run?
Want to volunteer and judge papers and posters?
Want to attend mind provoking, mind improving symposia?
Want to network with other fisheries folk of your like?
You can now register for the AFS 2014 annual meeting in Quebec City!
Head to http://fisheries.org/my-afs now!
Home · WHAT WE DO · MEMBERSHIP · Members Only · My Account · Join · JOBS · SOCIAL MEDIA · ANNOUNCEMENTS; ABOUT US. This is AFS (PDF) · History of AFS · In Memoriam · Mission Statement · Contact Us · Donate! Annual Report · Constitution and Rules · Procedures Manual · Public Visibility Plan ...
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Doug Austen begins the discussion about membership and the American Fisheries Society: "It is the professional society, AFS in our case, that can and should be a primary source of advice, content, training, mentorship, and leadership development that will help each member grow as a professional. How are we doing with this? What more can be done and how should AFS, at all levels, help meet this critical need?" What are your thoughts?
The Value-Proposition Challenge of AFS by Doug Austen. Photo of American Fisheries Society AFS Executive Director Douglas Austen It has come up time and again during discussions with members, former members, and prospective members of AFS. It's also the truth that more than a few people have ...
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Wondering what to do w/ your organization's new Twitter account or Facebook page? See pg 104 in the March issue of Fisheries for some tips. http://fisheries.org/docs/wp/Fisheries-Magazine-March-2014.pdf
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Marine scientists identify lobsters’ ancestors

Scientists have long believed that lobster-like crustaceans first appeared on planet Earth about 360 million years ago. But FIU marine scientist Heather Bracken-Grissom contends the ancestor of our favorite mealtime decapod actually may have started roaming the planet at least 12 million years earlier.
Using fossil records and DNA testing, a team of international scientists led by Bracken-Grissom has determined the first lobster-like crustacean appeared on planet Earth approximately 372-409 million years ago.
http://news.fiu.edu/2014/02/marine-scientists-find-worlds-oldest-lobster/74791
Scientists have long believed that lobster-like crustaceans first appeared on planet Earth about 360 million years ago. But FIU marine scientist Heather Bracken-Grissom
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Need a good reason to go to Quebec City this year to talk Fish?  How about 43?!  

Let's start with 7... then click for more!
1. Common Challenges and Opportunities for Global Fisheries: An International Perspective*
2. Dam Impacts on Fishery Resources*
3.Environmental DNA ; A New Tool for Aquatic Conservation and Fisheries Management 
4. Fire Management and Aquatic Systems: Past, Present, and Future
5. Future of Fisheries: Perspectives for Emerging Professionals
6. Jawless Fishes of the World
7. Pelagic Fish Stocks on the Move and in the News: Collapse, Recovery, or Something Else?*
38th Annual Larval Fish Conference* · A Retrospective of Fisheries Advances Emanating from the Queens University Biological Station. Are We Still Fishing Down the Food Web? Big Data Science and Its Impacts on Fish Conservation and Management · Challenges in Managing United States Marine ...
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