President's Corner
August 2014

As we near the end of summer, I wanted to provide you with a chapter update. As most of you know, we are hosting the Southern Division meeting early next year in Savannah. We're expecting a great crowd and a lot of excellent scientific discussion. Not surprisingly, planning this meeting is priority #1 for the chapter officers right now.

The call for workshops and symposia just closed and we're in the process of finalizing those lists. Next up will be the call for presentations and posters, which is just around the corner. I want to have a great showing from our Georgia Chapter members at this meeting, so be thinking now about research you can present in Savannah. This is a tremendous opportunity to show off many of the great things we're doing for our colleagues around the Southeast.

Finally, since the Southern Division meeting essentially replaces our regular chapter meeting in 2015, we will still hold a Georgia Chapter business meeting in Savannah. This meeting is tentatively scheduled for the afternoon of Friday, January 30th. Please make plans to be in town in time for this meeting as we need to have enough people in attendance to have a quorum. Along those lines, please let President-Elect Bryant Bowen know if you're interested in serving as an officer in the chapter. Continued...

Patrick O'Rouke
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.


2015 Southern Division AFS Annual Meeting

SDAFS 2015 Meeting Logo

The Georgia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society will be hosting the 2015 Southern Division AFS Spring Meeting in Savannah, GA from Jan 28 - Feb 1, 2015. Visit the 2015 SDAFS Meeting website to receive the most up-to-date information.

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Riverfront Savannah

The Waterfront on River Street in downtown Savannah.
Credit: Visit Savannah.

Last updated: September 15, 2014