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

Pre-registration for professionals is $75 and for students it is $35.  

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: 2020 Registration Form

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.


Tips on Giving Presentations:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjzikrSmdQU&t=992s


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