President's Corner
August 2016

I am excited to announce that Statesboro, GA will be the host city for the 2017 Georgia AFS Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place January 24-26, 2017 at the Springhill Suites by Marriott. Statesboro is a city offering a vibrant energy derived from local universities and colleges, such as Georgia Southern, while still being rooted in traditions that celebrate a southern lifestyle. There are activities for everyone to enjoy from dining and shopping to exploring museums and local history.

A room block has been reserved at the Springhill Suites for our conference attendees. Room rates are $99/night for single occupancy and $109/night for double occupancy. Be sure to mention that your reservation is for the Georgia AFS room block. I hope you will make plans to join us for what promises to be an exciting meeting.

I am also pleased to announce that our chapter will be awarding the newly created GA-AFS Student Scholarship during our meeting. Continued...

Chris Harper
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.

 

Upcoming Meetings

2017 GA-AFS Chapter Annual Meeting

January 24-26, 2017 in Statesboro, GA

The meeting will be held at the Springhill Suites by Marriott in lovely Statesboro, GA. Statesboro is a city offering a vibrant energy derived from local universities and colleges, such as Georgia Southern, while still being rooted in traditions that celebrate a southern lifestyle. Check out the Meeting Page to make plans to join us in the “Boro." And stay tuned for more meeting information.

 


Last updated: September 7, 2016