The Georgia AFS Chapter is thrilled to be working with Georgia Department of Natural Resources to provide workshops for our members and other fisheries professionals.  Members of the Georgia Chapter AFS pay a discounted rate for our workshops.

 

2017 Workshop: Fish Age and Growth for Centrarchidae, Ictaluridae, and marine fishes

  • Two-day Hands-on workshop
  • Instructors: Peter Sakaris, Donna McDowell, and Tim Bonvechio
  • Location: Go Fish Education Center Perry, GA
  • Learning Objectives
    • Fish aging application and general procedures
    • Otolith Extraction
    • Otolith preparation and processing
    • Otolith interpretation and aging

2018 Workshop: Fisheries Analysis and Modeling Simulator (FAMS)

  • Two-day Hands-on Workshop (FAMS software not included with workshop)
  • Instructor: Steven Sammons
  • Location: Go Fish Education Center Perry, GA
  • FAMS is designed to simulate and evaluate the dynamics of exploited fish populations. It allows for the evaluation of minimum, slot, and inverted length limits and bag limits on exploited fisheries. Input parameters require age-structure data and uses the Jones modification of the Beverton-Holt equilibrium yield equation to compute both a yield-per-recruit and a dynamic pool model. For the dynamic pool model, the entire population is simulated over time. In addition, it helps to analyze several predicted population parameters including the number of fish harvested and dying naturally, mean weight and length of harvested fish, number in the population above and below some lengths of interest, total number of fish and biomass in the population, stock density indices, number of age-1 fish, and the Spawning Potential Ratio (SPR).

2018 Workshop: Fish Age and Growth for Centrarchidae, Ictaluridae, and marine fishes

  • Two-day Hands-on Workshop
  • Instructors: Peter Sakaris, Donna McDowell, and Tim Bonvechio
  • Location: Go Fish Education Center Perry, GA
  • Learning Objectives
    • Fish aging application and general procedures
    • Otolith Extraction
    • Otolith preparation and processing
    • Otolith interpretation and aging

2019 Workshop: FAMS Phase II

  • Instructor: Steven Sammons
  • Location: Lake Blackshear Resort
  • Date: February 4, 2019