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Welcome to the AFS Estuaries Section website! The Estuaries Section is an interest based sub group of the American Fisheries Society. The Estuaries Section was established in 1994 as the primary bridge between the AFS and external organizations and individuals involved with estuarine research and management. We are dedicated to protecting, maintaining, and enhancing the... Read More

2018 Monsters of Climate Science Workshop

The Monsters of Climate Science A Workshop on Sunday, August 19 12:30-3:30PM Atlantic City Convention Center Room 320 The 1980s “Monsters of Rock” tour brought together the best heavy metal bands in the world to play together. The Monsters of Climate Science workshop will bring together top scientists from around the country for an afternoon... Read More

2017 Estuaries Section Elections

The Estuaries Section is fortunate to have excellent candidates for our Officer elections. Section members will receive electronic ballots in April. Elected officers will be installed at our 2017 business meeting in Tampa, FL. and will serve a 2 year term. Following are candidate statements from President-Elect candidate Catherine Johnston, Secretary candidate Geoffrey Smith, Secretary candidate... Read More

What symposia shall we plan for 2017?

The Estuaries Section is looking for ideas for symposia to organize for the 147th AFS Annual Meeting that will be held in Tampa, Florida on August 20-24, 2017. This year’s theme is, “Fisheries Ecosystems: Uplands to Oceans” At the 2015 Business Meeting in Portland, the Estuaries Section members brainstormed a couple topics that might... Read More

Out of breath and hungry: the effects of hypoxia on feeding dynamics of Atlantic croaker using natural chemical tags

By John Mohan  2015 Recipient of Estuaries Section Student Travel Award University of Texas at Austin. Marine Science Institute. Author John Mohan taking a water sample. Hypoxia, or low dissolved oxygen, occurs in many aquatic ecosystems across the world. Hypoxia is a natural phenomenon that requires specific conditions to form. These factors include stratification between surface... Read More

Notes from the Field

SUNY ESF doctoral student Christopher Nack (right) working with field assistant Brian O’Malley in a freshwater tidal backwater, studying essential habitat for larval and juvenile American Shad in the Hudson River estuary.  This backwater proved to have more resilience to hurricane storm surges than other, more open sites. Read More

Spawning Potential for Shortnose Sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) in the Penobscot River after Dam Removal: An Acoustic Telemetry and Habitat Suitability Study

By Catherine Johnston 2015 Recipient of Estuaries Section Student Travel Award University of Maine, School of Marine Sciences   The removal of dams on Maine rivers offers the potential to restore fish habitat and significantly affect populations of endangered species such as shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum). Two dams were removed on the Penobscot River in... Read More