Category: Announcements

2022 Election Nomination Bios!

2022 Election Nomination Bios!

President Elect Taylor Heckman Hello! My name is Taylor Heckman, and I am a postdoctoral scholar in Dr. Esteban Soto’s Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory at UC Davis, where I recently finished my PhD in Microbiology. I completed my BA in Biology at Willamette University in Oregon, moving there from Hawaii....

Undergraduate Travel Assistance Award DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 18TH

We have opened the Undergraduate Travel Assistance Award (UTAA) for applications! This award is designed to help introduce undergraduate students to AFS meetings and increase participation at the Society level. The UTAA helps undergraduates to offset the cost of travel to the AFS Annual Meeting, held in Baltimore this year! Eight undergraduates will...

FITS needs YOU!

Students and Early Career Professionals, FITS needs YOU! As a student or ECP, are you frustrated with how difficult it can sometimes be to know where to buy the stuff you need for your project? You are not alone!  FITS is the Fisheries Information and Tech Section, a section dedicated...

Daily Themes

Monday, Sept 14 Opening Plenary — Climate ChangeTuesday, Sept 15 Diversity and Inclusion DayWednesday, Sept 16 Plenary #2 — Science CommunicationThursday, Sept 17 Student and Early Career Professionals Day (direct to our tab on the workshop), SECP Business Meeting (4:10-5:10 pm EDT). Student awards are being given out live at...

Student and ECP workshop on fisheries careers

The Student and Early Career Professionals Subsection is providing a virtual workshop titled, “Preparing future scientists of fisheries: how to become a more a-lure-ing candidate” at this year’s AFS Virtual Annual Meeting on Thursday, 17 Sept 2020. We need your help to gauge interest and participation by taking a survey...

Age Estimates in Stock Assessments Webinar

Tune in Tuesday, June 23rd at 1 p.m. EDT for the webinar “How many candles on the birthday cake? The vital role of age estimates in stock assessments”. Click here to register. Age estimates for fishes provides vital information that is used in stock assessments, particularly those utilizing age-based models. Basic decisions such as...

Meet the Candidates

Your voice matters! Next Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time AFS is holding a live webinar for members to meet the Candidates of the Second Vice President Election – Cecil Jennings and Julie Defilippi Simpson. These candidates will be running for the Second Vice President position, which involves a...

AFS Virtual Spring Conference

AFS Virtual Spring Conference COVID-19 has caused enormous disruptions to everyday life. Among the many personal and professional challenges we face, one has been the cancellation of several AFS chapter and division meetings. Fisheries scientists, managers, and students have constructed important talks to discuss their work with limited or no...

Seeking a social media chair for the subsection

Are you looking to be more involved with AFS? Do you want to stay up-to-date on what’s going on with the Society? Do you enjoy social media? We are looking for a social media chair for our subsection who will moderate our Facebook page and keep it up-to-date with scholarship...

AFS Best Student Paper/Poster Symposium

Interested in competing for two of the top student awards that AFS has to offer at this year’s Annual Meeting in Columbus? Apply to participate in the Best Student Paper/Poster Symposium! 150th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society August 31, 2020. The AFS Best Student Paper/Poster Symposium includes presentations...