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William R. Mote Fellowship (Graduate Student Award!)

To honor the legacy of William R. Mote Named for Mr. William Russell Mote, who was an avid angler and lifelong benefactor to marine science, the fellowship will be awarded to graduate students working in research on the conservation and sustainability of fisheries species considered popular for recreation. Mr. Mote’s legacy includes the internationally recognized Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Sarasota, Florida, and the William R. and Leonore Mote Endowment at Florida State University’s...

Western Division AFS: DEI Awards and Travel Grant

The Western Division of the American Fisheries Society is offering opportunities to recognize fisheries folks supporting diversity and inclusion and to support participation at the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting. To learn more and apply (extended deadline is March 1), please visit the web pages containing information for individual awards and travel grants.  * Two Diversity & Inclusion awards provide funds to support attendance at any AFS meeting in 2021: The D&I Mentorship Award will be presented to a promising student or...

JAM 2021: Conservationist of the Year

CONGRATULATIONS JOANNA HATT! Joanna Hatt’s dedication to fisheries conservation and management is unwavering. She has worked tirelessly to the benefit of native fish conservation in New Mexico. Some of her accomplishments include leading the development of a conservation strategy for Rio Grande Chub and Sucker with over a dozen partners, improved our understanding of several imperiled species, and coordinating the Pecos Pupfish Conservation Team. Congratulations, Joanna!

Fish Soup 2021

What better way to start your Monday than by learning about the news and happenings within the Arizona / New Mexico Chapter of the American Fisheries Society? Inside you’ll find features on: JAM 2021 2021 Chapter Award Winners Upcoming Events Sub-unit updates from the students Job Opportunities Executive Board Updates Committee Member Updates It can all be found at this: LINK Newsletters – AZ/NM AFS (fisheries.org)

2020 Miles McInnis Award Winners!

Congratulations to the 2020 Miles McInnis award winners Jane Trujillo and Steven Ingram! Jane is a Masters student in the Caldwell lab at NMSU. She is studying how an invasive predator affects fish stocks in a large reservoir. Jane has been a member of the AZ/NM Chapter since 2015, and has served in leadership roles in the  AZ/NM Chapter of AFS including Secretary/Treasurer and Membership Chair. Congratulations, Jane! Steven is a master’s student in the...

Job Announcement: Lake Havasu, AZ

Attached is the job announcement for an AIS Specialist 2 position in Lake Havasu, AZ. The listing closes on 2/18/21. Please feel free to pass it on to anyone who may be interested. CLICK HERE FOR THE JOB LISTING Also…. please visit the JOBS PAGE for future listings.

JAM 2021: THANK YOU / FISH HEAD OF THE YEAR!

Jam 2021: The virtual meeting Jam 2021 has come to a close! For a little while, we didn’t know if this event was going to happen, but the hard work and dedication of the members off this society made it happen. Thank you to everyone who made this event a success despite all the challenges in getting it off the ground. Over the next couple of days / weeks, we’ll be putting out a recap...