President's Corner
February 2018

It’s hard to believe it is the end of February and we are already seeing the beginnings of GA spring. Many of us will be gearing up for seasonal sampling or the beginning of spawning activities at the hatcheries before we know it. I always enjoy this time of year as it feels like a new beginning for many things, and this year includes my new beginning as President for this fantastic group.

The 2018 year kicked off with a very successful Georgia Chapter meeting at Unicoi State Park and Lodge. We had 120 attendees, 41 oral presentations and 8 posters. We held our first Career Panel which was well received by our student members. As always, the silent auction and raffle provided many great opportunities. Big thanks to our event host, volunteers and sponsors as we could not pull successful meetings off without them.

The Ex-Comm meeting is planned for April 5th at the Lake Blackshear Resort in Cordele, one of the places we are considering for the 2019 meeting. Augusta is another suggested site, so stay tuned! If you have items you would like for us to discuss, please send them my way and I will add them to the agenda as time permits. Continued...

Carolyn Belcher
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 across 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. Together, we work towards the common goal of improving the fish and aquatic resources of Georgia.

2018 GA-AFS Chapter Annual Meeting

The 2018 GA-AFS Chapter Meeting was held in Unicoi State Park, Helen, GA during January 23-25, 2018.

Check out the Meeting page for more information.


Thanks to Go Fish Education Center!

We appreciate the Go Fish Education Center's continued support in allowing GA-AFS to host continuing education workshops and trainings at their facility.

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Last updated: September 7, 2016