Upcoming Meetings

2018 GA-AFS Chapter Annual Meeting

January 23-25, 2018 in Unicoi State Park, Helen, GA

Mark your calendars for the 2018 GA-AFS Chapter Meeting to be held in Unicoi State Park, Helen, GA during January 23-25, 2018. Only minutes away from the alpine village of Helen and the headwaters of the Chattahoochee River, Unicoi State Park and Lodge offers guests rest, relaxation and 1050 acres of wild and wondrous Chattahoochee National Forest.

Pre-registration for the meeting is $75 for professional and $30 for students before January 12, 2018. GA-AFS dues for 2018 are $10. This year, we ask you to register using the Online Google Form and mail your payment. Or you can download the pre-registration form for the 2018 GA-AFS Annual Meeting.

Book your room by January 12, 2018 at the Unicoi State Park and Lodge to receive the discounted rate of $89/night. Meeting attendees can book the discounted rate for Monday night (January 22) as well. Reservations can be made by calling the Unicoi Lodge phone number: 1-800-573-9659. Just ask for the Georgia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society block of rooms. Room reservations can also be made online as follows:

Call for Papers - We welcome topics including, but not limited to, fisheries management, aquatic invasive species, aquaculture, fish health, endangered species, non-game aquatic species, fisheries ecology in the urban interface, and all coastal fisheries. Please email your abstracts to Carolyn Belcher (carolyn.belcher@dnr.ga.gov).

Abstracts (300 words max) should be submitted as an attachment in a Word document and include the following information:

Interested in becoming a sponsor for the upcoming meeting? Please review the sponsorship packet to determine which level of contribution best suits your organization.


Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors!

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Past Chapter Meetings

Below is a listing of the dates and locations of past chapter meetings.

Year Location Meeting Information
2017 Statesboro, GA GA-AFS Chapter Meeting
2016 Columbus, GA GA-AFS and AL-AFS Joint Meeting
2015 Savannah, GA SDAFS 2015 Annual Meeting hosted by the GA-AFS Chapter
2014 Athens, GA GA-AFS Chapter Meeting
2013 Jekyll Island, GA GA-AFS Chapter Meeting
2012 Macon, GA GA-AFS Chapter 20th Anniversary Meeting
2011 Perry, GA GA-AFS Chapter Meeting
2010 Perry, GA GA-AFS Chapter Meeting
2009 Perry, GA GA-AFS Chapter Meeting
2008 Greensboro, GA GA-AFS Chapter Meeting
2007 Tybee Island, GA GA-AFS, SC-AFS and SCFWA Meeting
2006 Gainesville, GA GA-AFS Chapter Meeting
2005 Ft. Gaines, GA GA-AFS Chapter Meeting
2004 Athens, GA GA-AFS Chapter Meeting
2003 Rome, GA GA-AFS Chapter Meeting
2002 Augusta, GA GA-AFS Chapter Meeting
2001 Athens, GA GA-AFS Chapter Meeting
2000 Savannah, GA SDAFS Meeting hosted by GA-AFS and SC-AFS
1999 Tifton, GA GA-AFS Chapter Meeting
1998 LaGrange, GA Joint GA-AFS and GA Lake Management Society Meeting
1997 Helen, GA GA-AFS Chapter Meeting
1996 Brunswick, GA GA-AFS Chapter Meeting
1995 Athens, GA GA-AFS Chapter Meeting
1994 Columbus, GA GA-AFS Chapter Meeting
1993 Chattanooga, TN SDAFS Meeting hosted by GA-AFS and TN-AFS
1992 Macon, GA GA-AFS Chapter Meeting
1991 Athens, GA GA-AFS and GA Fisheries Workers Association (GFWA) Meeting
1990 Auburn, AL GA-AFS, GFWA, and AL Fisheries Workers Association Meeting
1989 Jekyll Island, GA Joint GA-AFS and GFWA Meeting
1988 Augusta, GA Joint GA-AFS and GFWA Meeting
1987 Columbus, GA Joint GA-AFS and GFWA Meeting
1986 Atlanta GA First GA-AFS and GFWA Meeting


Last updated: January 23, 2017