Welcome to The NY Chapter of AFS!

The mission of the New York Chapter of the American Fisheries Society is to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems by advancing fisheries and aquatic science and by promoting the development of fisheries professionals. 

Hey! Miss talks at the 2018 NY Chapter AFS meeting in Cooperstown? 

Most of the talks are available for viewing at our YouTube Channel


The Fishes of Pennsylvania is now available! Books can be purchased from the publisher’s website ( http://cichlidpress.com/ ) and from Amazon Books (search title/authors).

After nearly twePA Fishesnty years in the making, Jay R. Stauffer Jr. (Pennsylvania State University), Robert W. Criswell (Pennsylvania Biological Survey), and Douglas P. Fischer (Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission) have attempted to present comprehensive and current information with a mixed audience of researchers, fisheries professionals, and sportsmen and -women in mind. Each freshwater and migratory species regularly occurring in Pennsylvania received a full species account, in addition to family and genera accounts. The species accounts contain descriptions of identifying characteristics (including dichotomous keys), color photographs of each species, colored distribution maps organized into three time periods, biological and ecological information, a conservation status summary, and additional remarks, where appropriate. The book’s chapters provide a description of the history of ichthyology in Pennsylvania, the waterways of the commonwealth, the origin of the fish fauna, introduced fishes, conservation efforts, the study of fishes, basic anatomy, characters and methodology for identification, collection techniques, photography, videography, and sport fishing opportunities (the latter guest-authored by John Arway, PFBC Executive Director). Rob Criswell’s vibrant color photography has been used liberally throughout the book. The formatting and layout are well thought out and easy on the eyes. Illustrations by Nevin Welte (PFBC and Western Pennsylvania Conservancy) also adorn many pages where pictures were unavailable or unable to capture characters which an artist can clearly present.

The book is a large edition (8″ x 11″) hard cover composing of 556 pages, 575 glossy color photographs, and 196 distribution maps.

Fish Maps of New York State, webpage

atlas webpage primerReference as:  Carlson, D. and R. Daniels. 2013. Fish Atlas maps of New York, webpage. 184 pp http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/84622.html

The Official New York Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife Guide App
NYS FW Pocket Ranger

Pocket Ranger® provides plenty of other standard features and advanced GPS technology to maximize any backcountry excursion.

 With essential fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing information at your fingertips, prepare to experience New York’s great outdoors like never before.

Download it for your phone here…

Jonathan Bird’s Blue World: Saving the Sturgeon