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American Fisheries Society Newsletter-September 2023

AFS News: New Edition of Names of Fishes, Electrofishing Boat Techniques, Data-limited Stock Assessment for Rockfish

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New Title: Common and Scientific Names of Fishes from the United States, Canada, and Mexico, 8th edition

By the Committee on Names of Fishes, a joint committee of the American Fisheries Society and the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.

This authoritative reference provides an up-to-date checklist of common and scientific names for all described and taxonomi­cally valid fish species living in freshwaters and marine waters of North America. This eighth edition reflects taxonomic changes that have occurred since 2013 and is expanded geographically to include all species found within the exclusive economic zones of Canada, Mexico, and the United States. It includes names for 5,089 species and 333 families, an increase from 3,875 species and 260 fami­lies in the seventh edition. It also provides the rationale and methodology for com­mon name allocation and history of changes from the previous edition and includes English, French, and Spanish names.


Support the Recovering America's Wildlife Act

Has your Senator signed on as a cosponsor of the Recovering America's Wildlife Act for this year? If not, consider working with your AFS Chapter to send a letter reminding them how this bill will provide badly needed funding to recover at-risk species in your state! We even have a sample letter to help you get started.


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