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2024 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Travel Award Application Now Open!

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEIC) of the Alaska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (AK-AFS) provides monetary awards to support meeting-related travel for persons belonging to underrepresented groups in fisheries and related disciplines (e.g., in terms of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, physical and/or mental abilities). Successful applicants will also... Read More

AK Chapter Comments on Tongass Roadless Rule

The Alaska Chapter submitted comments to US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack supporting the U.S. Forest Service plan to reinstate the Roadless Area Conservation Rule for the Tongass National Forest in January, 2022. The Alaska Chapter fully supports reinstating the Roadless Rule protections for the Tongass National Forest. The Tongass watersheds and the sustainable commercial,... Read More

Continuing Education Workshops at 2022 Annual Meeting

The following continuing education workshops will be offered during the 2022 Annual Meeting: An Introduction to R for Fishery Researchers Course Date: Friday, February 25 and Monday, February 28, 2022; 9 AM – 5 PM (1.5 hr lunch) Course Location: Virtual workshop Instructor: Justin Priest, ADF&G Fisheries Researcher; Cost: $70; Minimum attendance is 5;... Read More

Fall 2021 Newsletter

Hi AFS Alaska Chapter members and other Fish-Heads, I trust you are doing well as temperatures start to drop, along with fresh snow in some areas.  Attached is the fall 2021 issue of the AFS Alaska Chapter newsletter, Oncorhynchus.  As always, keep in mind articles for the next newsletter. All the best! Bill Oncorhynchus 41(4) Read More

How can the Alaska Chapter AFS help increase accessibility to fisheries and related fields?

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEIC) of the AFS Alaska Chapter aims to foster a professional community where everyone feels welcome, respected, and supported. We advocate for policies and procedures that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in fisheries science and resource management. We also strive to remove systemic barriers to participation and serve as... Read More

2020 Molly Ahlgren Scholarship Announced

2020 Molly Ahlgren Scholarship announced The Molly Ahlgren Scholarship was established by the family of Dr. Molly Ahlgren and the Alaska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society in 2004 to honor her life and dedication as an Associate Professor of environmental science at Sheldon Jackson College < >. Honoring Dr. Ahlgren’s passion for undergraduate education... Read More