AFS Roots: The Father of All the Fishes

By Brian R. Murphy, AFS President Elect Most people primarily associate the family name Roosevelt with 20th century U.S. presidents: Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt Jr. (two terms, 1901–1909) and his distant cousin Franklin D. Roosevelt (who is also known as FDR and served four terms, 1933–1945). But decades before Teddy charged to fame with his Rough […]

AFS Roots: The Founding Five

By Brian Murphy, President Elect, American Fisheries Society This year marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of the American Fisheries Society. President Scott Bonar’s theme for our sesquicentennial celebrations is, appropriately, “Learning from the past, meeting challenges of the present, advancing to a sustainable future.” In that spirit, this periodic series will explore some [...]

Dr. J Frances Allen: Pioneer of Women in Fisheries

By Gwen White, Julie Claussen, Christine Moffitt, Brenda Norcross, and Donna Parrish Dr. J Frances Allen—Jady to those who knew and loved her—a pioneer of women’s involvement in the field of fisheries, passed away on February 11, 2011. The combined talents of Jady and her sister, Lochie Jo Allen (of Front Royal, Virginia), significantly influenced the development of scientific [...]

Reflections: A Photographic History of Fisheries and the American Fisheries Society in North America

by Christine M. Moffitt, Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, University of Idaho with graphic design by Tracy M. Akin, Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, University of Idaho © 2001 American Fisheries Society The 131-year history of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) reflects the changes in the social and geographical history of North America. […]