President's Corner
June 2015

It is our honor to announce the 24th annual Georgia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (GA-AFS) meeting to be held in Columbus, Georgia on February 9-11th, 2016. The meeting will take place on the banks of the mighty Chattahoochee River at the Convention and Trade Center located in the beautiful Historic Columbus Iron Works.

We are also honored to announce that our 24th annual meeting will be a joint meeting with the Alabama Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (AL-AFS). During this joint meeting, you will learn what fisheries professionals from across Georgia and Alabama are working on during the technical and poster sessions. So, please save the date and make plans to join us for three days of engaging professional interactions with our regional colleagues!

GA and AL-AFS EXCOMMs are busy making plans for an exciting joint chapter meeting. This year’s meeting will follow the standard 3-day format including a special session on dam removals that have occurred nearby on the “Hooch.” Also, The University of Georgia and Auburn University student sub-units will be in charge of organizing a student session where GA and AL students will present their research. Beyond these sessions, we welcome submissions of fisheries related research. Continued...

Bryant Bowen
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.

 

2016 GA-AFS Chapter Meeting

Mark your calendars for the 2016 GA-AFS and AL-AFS joint meeting to be held in Columbus, GA during February 9 - 11, 2016.

The meeting will be held at the Convention and Trade Center in the beautiful Historic Columbus Iron Works The meeting will follow a 3-day format with a special session on Chattahoochee dam removals and student session organized by the University of Georgia and Auburn University student sub-units.

Book your room early at the Columbus Marriott. Single or double occupancy rooms are available at $109/night for the AFS Attendee Rate and $83/night for government rate. Reservations for the event can also be made at Marriott Reservations (1-800-455-9261 or 1-706-324-1800). Just ask for the Georgia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society block of rooms.

 

2016 Southern Division AFS Meeting

The West Virginia Chapter of the AFS will be hosting the 2016 Southern Division AFS Annual Meeting at Oglebay Resort and Conference Center in Wheeling, West Virginia. The theme of the 2016 Annual Meeting will be “Sharing the Water Resources." The 2016 Meeting will be held February 17 - 21, 2016. Stay tuned for more information.


Last updated: June 30, 2015