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 during the same time. Proceeds from the annual fundraiser support our aquatic education outreach projects, student scholarships, habitat restoration projects, and continuing education workshops.

Hotel reservations

Call the hotel to make your reservations (912) 635-2521 and use the group rate code #514539

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/

Registration Information

Coming soon

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
  • *Please also indicate if you are a student presenter

(Posters should be 48″ x 36″)