2020 GA-AFS Chapter Annual Meeting

“Managing our Aquatic Resources for People, the Economy, and Nature”

January 28 – 30, 2020 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Augusta

The 2020 meeting will be at the fabulous Doubletree by Hilton in Augusta.  Expect presentations on a wide range of topics which focus on the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems.

Meeting Registration

We ask everyone to complete the online Google form even if you send in a hard copy of the registration form.   

 Online registration form for 2020 meeting:  https://forms.gle/DUp3e5vxEGWBw4236

PDF version of registration form coming soon

Hotel Reservations:

Go to www.auqusta.doubletree.com
1. Select Your Arrival and Departure Date
2. Select # of rooms / # of Adults / # of Children
3. Below this area Click “Add special rate codes”
4. Drop down to Group code and type in: AFS
5. Click “Check Availability”
6. Select your Room Type Preference and Click button to Make your Reservation
7. Complete All personal information including your Hilton Honors # (if you have one)
and payment information
8. Once this is completed a Confirmation email will be sent to the address you provided

If you prefer to call to make your reservation you may call
1-800-222-TREE (8733) OR 706-855-8100 and ask for Reservations

All Individual Reservations must be made on or before the cutoff date of Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Call for Abstracts:

Officers of the GA Chapter of the AFS, in preparation for the upcoming 2020 Annual Meeting, wish to submit a call for abstracts.  We welcome topics including, but not limited to, fisheries management, aquatic invasive species, fish health, aquaculture, endangered species, non-game aquatic species, fisheries ecology in the urban interface, and all 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 December 1, 2019.



2019 meeting sponsors2019 fundraising donors

A very special thanks to Pretoria Fields and Gordon Rogers for the donation of beverages for our annual Chapter Social.


Past Chapter Meetings

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

Year Location Meeting Information
2018 Helen, GA GAAFS Chapter Meeting
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