Join us February 1 – 3 at the Villas by the Sea Resort on Jekyll Island as we share research and ideas relevant to marine and freshwater finfish and shellfish and their respective fisheries and environments. Our annual fundraising raffle and silent auction will take place at the same time. Proceeds from the annual fundraiser support our aquatic education outreach projects, student scholarships, habitat restoration projects, and continuing education workshops.

2022 Annual Fundraising Page: https://gaafs.org/georgia-afs-2022-annual-fundraiser/

Registration Information

Hotel reservations

Call the hotel to make your reservations (912) 635-2521 and use the group rate code #514539 (do not use the website to make your reservations…You must call to make your reservation to get the group rate)

More details about each of the floor plans and # of beds in each (some of the one bedroom villas come with a sleeper sofa…available upon request and availability): https://villasbythesearesort.com/stay/

Additional information about resort and floor plans: https://gaafs.org/villas-by-the-sea-information/

Abstract submission

We welcome topics including, but not limited to, fisheries management, aquatic invasive species, fish health, aquaculture, endangered species, genetics, economics, fisheries ecology in the urban interface, and all topics relevant to marine and coastal fisheries.  This is a wonderful opportunity to share your knowledge and research with various professionals and students.

Interested individuals are encouraged to email your abstracts to Carolyn Belcher (Carolyn.Belcher@dnr.ga.gov) by January 6, 2022Abstracts (300 words max) should be submitted as an attachment in a Word document and include the following information:

  • Presentation Title
  • Presenting Author (with contact information; work address and email)
  • Co-authors (with contact information)
  • Abstract (300 words max)
  • Presentation type: Oral or Poster (Posters should be 48″ x 36″)
  • Please also indicate if you are a student presenter

Oral presentations are 15 minutes (10 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for Q&A)

Poster presentations will take place during the Tuesday Night Social