President's Corner November 2013

Excom is busy finishing up the details for the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Georgia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society to be held at the Holiday Inn in Athens, Georgia on February 11-13th, 2014.

This year’s meeting will follow the standard 3-day format with this year’s meeting theme focusing on “diversity”. So, our chapter welcomes any presentation from a wide range of topics which focus on the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems. Areas of research interests include fisheries management, aquatic invasive species, aquaculture, fish health, endangered species, non-game aquatic species, and all coastal fisheries. Please send your abstracts for talks to Program Coordinator, John Kilpatrick by January 28th. We are also accepting posters. Poster inquiries should be sent to Secretary-Treasurer, Rebecca Brown.

We have an exciting meeting planned. Registration will begin around 11:00 am on Tuesday, February 11th with talks starting at 1:00 pm till 4:40 pm. The evening social will be held just a few blocks away at “Dirty Birds” sports bar from 5:45 pm til …. Continued...

Tim Bonvechio
Chapter President

Welcome to Georgia AFS

The Georgia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (GA-AFS) was formed in 1986. Prior to that time, fisheries professional in Georgia were organized as the Georgia Fisheries Workers Association (GFWA). GA-AFS, like the GWFA before it, is the premiere fisheries professional organization in the State of Georgia.

With over 100 members annually, GA-AFS is dedicated to the promotion of sound fisheries science and development of our fisheries professionals. Our members come from throughout the Southeast, ranging from natural resource managers, aquaculturists, researchers, conservationists, and numerous biological disciplines; and representing state and federal government, academia, private consulting, industry, and recreational fishing interests. Together, we work towards the common goal of improving the fish and aquatic resources of Georgia.

 

2014 GA-AFS Annual Meeting

This year's meeting theme focuses on "diversity." Expect presentations of a wide range of topics which focus on the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems. Areas of research interests include fisheries management, aquatic invasive species, aquaculture, fish health, endangered species, non-game aquatic species, and all coastal fisheries. Download the meeting flyer.

Pre-registration for the meeting is $45 for professional and $25 for students before January 20, 2014. GA-AFS dues for 2014 are still $5. Download the pre-registration form for the 2014 GA-AFS Annual Meeting.

We are now accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the annual meeting. Please submit your abstracts to John Kilpatrick by January 28, 2014. Please contact Rebecca Brown if you are interested in setting up a poster.

Awards for the best student presentations for graduate and undergraduate (1st, 2nd, and 3rd), as well as the Career Contributions Award, Distinguished Service Award, and Fisheries Worker of the Year Award, will be handed out at the dinner banquet. Please send nominations for these chapter awards to Brett Albanese by January 10, 2014.

The meeting will be held at Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, Athens, GA. We have a block of rooms reserved for the meeting, so please reserve a room early. Single or double occupancy rooms are available at $91 a night and only $79 for government rate. Just ask for the Georgia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society block of rooms.

Check out the meeting page for information about our banquet and socials.

 


Last updated: January 12, 2014