How to Join the Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

The first step to becoming a member of AFS SNEC is to join the American Fisheries Society. JOIN AFS

1. When you join AFS for the first time, or renew your American Fisheries Society membership and are asked to choose what local Chapters you would like to join, find and click on the box that says “Southern New England Section”.  Dues are currently $7.00

2.  If you have already paid your AFS dues for the year, but would like to join a local chapter or section, call or email AFS Membership Coordinator Eva Przygodzki at (301) 897-8616  Extension 203.

-You will be a part of a group of 160+ AFS members who share your interest in local fisheries science
-You will receive a quarterly newsletter via email that contains updates on your colleagues’ projects and activities
-You will be eligible for the Member price to register for annual meetings and professional development workshops

The money you spend on dues goes towards expenses associated with organizing 1-2 scientific meetings a year, holding workshops, and supporting and encouraging students through the annual Student Travel Award and Best Student Paper and Poster competitions. If you have any questions, please contact the Treasurer.

The Virtual Winter 2021 Meeting was a Success!

Thank you to everyone who planned for and participated in the Winter 2021 virtual meeting on January 11th. We had 96 registrants and over 70 people participating during the sessions. It was nice to see familiar faces, meet new people in breakout sessions, and learn together. The Program with the abstracts can now be found in the Meeting Archives. Check the website and your listserv email for news about the Summer 2021 meeting. If you have ideas for it, please contact me or the Program Committee Chair, Sara Turner.

Thank you,
Jacob Kasper
AFS SNEC President

January 12-14, 2020 SNEC Winter Meeting Information

AFS SNEC is holding a multi-day science meeting on January 12-14th in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Online registration is now CLOSED. Walk in registration rates now apply.

The program is now available! HERE
The abstracts are available HERE

The meeting will feature four workshop options, two keynote speakers, four symposia, student activities, and contributed papers (oral & posters). Included with the price of 2 day admission is a banquet at the New England Aquarium.

The two keynote speakers include: Dr. John Farrell from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry talking about “Longitudinal Studies & Research on the St. Lawrence River: Ecological Change, Habitat, & Fisheries“, and Dr. Lisa Kerr from Gulf of Maine Research Institute will speak about “Climate Challenges to Fisheries Management in a Rapidly Changing Ecosystem“.

In addition to contributed papers, four organized symposia will cover topics including:
Big Rivers
Research in Support of Sustainable Seafood
Fish as Indicators of Environmental Quality
New England Supporting Fisheries Reforms in China

Several student-focused activities will also be held, including a workshop and a student-mentor lunch. The workshop titled “Student-Professional Mixer: Preparing for Successful Recruitment as an Early Career AFS Member” is designed to connect current fisheries students with a diverse panel of professionals to exchange advice, and to give students the chance to practice their interviewing skills with people who regularly participate in the hiring process.  This is a great opportunity for students to ask the important questions regarding employment in the fisheries field! For more information about student events please contact Christopher Sullivan [email protected]

Following Monday’s conference sessions, we will have a networking dinner at the New England Aquarium beginning at 6pm. Transportation from the hotel will be available.

Three workshops will be held on Sunday January 12th that are $25 for people who register for either the 2-day meeting or just 1 day and $45 for people who would like to attend JUST the workshop. Details on workshops can be found on the Workshop page. A fourth workshop is on seaweed pressing and the cost is $50.00.

A block of rooms has been made available for $125.00 per night at the Hyatt Regency. Reservations must be made using the link below. Make your reservations as soon as you can to make sure you get the special SNEC price!

Parking at the Hyatt garage will be available for $25/car per night.

Questions? Email [email protected]