American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting: Tampa 2017

HydroSolutions’ environmental policy specialist and fisheries biologist, Leanne Roulson presented at the Science Communication (SciComm) Symposium at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) in August. The symposium focused on the importance of accurate communication in both project and policy discussions. Ms. Roulson shared her perspective from many public and interagency meetings and presented tips on how to proactively promote the benefits of a project and help a varied audience understand complex scientific concepts. Other topics covered at the five-day gathering of fisheries professionals from across the globe included stakeholder engagement, water quality and environmental monitoring, artificial reef and coastal wetland development, large scale data management, and invasive species. Ms. Roulson has served for the past three years as the AFS Resource Policy Committee Chair, and is a past-president of the Western Division of AFS.