Category: Announcements

Call for 2024-2025 SECP Officers Now Open

A special message from SECP President Carrie Pershyn Calling all students and early career professionals, The AFS Student and Early Career Professionals subsection is currently seeking new voices for the Student and Early Career Professionals Subsection (SECP) Executive Committee for the coming year. As part of my presidential plan of...

Meet the 2024 AFS SECP Officers!

Meet the 2024 AFS SECP Officers!

Carrie Pershyn​ – AFS SECP President Current Position? Fisheries Biologist & Nonprofit Research Manager​ Years with AFS? 8 Favourite Fish? Brook Trout Fun Fact… Carrie has walked over 500 kmfor eDNA samples and would walk 500 more.​    A cool fisheries memory? Gill netting on Lake Superior and watching the fastest fish fillet-ers I’ve...

Southern Division AFS Conference Student Angles

Southern Division AFS Conference Student Angles

SECP Communication Committee member Jake Wolff attended the SDAFS conference this February. While at the conference, he took time to interview a handful of students about their experiences in AFS and fisheries sciences more generally. See below each student’s angle! Stephen O’Brien Stephen is originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee. After spending...

New Student Angle in the Fisheries Magazine

In the Fisheries Magazine, Volume 48, Issue 11, Daria Gundermann writes a student angle column entitled “Don’t be Fickle with Your Fish and Climate Change Literature Searches: Use FiCli!” Read about FiCli database to learn how you can save time by streamlining a literature review. “Was my pantsuit always this...

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...

Travel awards for the AFS Annual Meeting

The 150th Annual Meeting in Columbus, Ohio from August 30th to September 3, 2020 is still on. Abstract submission closes on Monday, April 20th! So if you haven’t submitted your abstract yet, you still have time but don’t delay. Full refunds will be offered up until the week before the...

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...