American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting 2018

The American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting is coming up next week! In anticipation of the event, we have collected some details and tips that will be helpful for getting the most out of your attendance.

Communicating the Science of Fisheries Conservation to Diverse Audiences

Fish Habitat Section Meeting

The business meeting of the Fish Habitat Section will be held on Monday, August 20th from 5:00PM to 6:00PM in room 409 of the Atlantic City Convention Center.

General information

The Official meeting website can be found here: https://afsannualmeeting.fisheries.org/

Download the free mobile app to plan your activities and track events without paper. Learn more here: https://afsannualmeeting.fisheries.org/meeting-app-2/

Students

Did you know that this year you could win a prize for participating in events at the Annual Meeting? Learn more about the Student Challenge and find out what the prize is here: https://afsannualmeeting.fisheries.org/student-challenge/

The Student Networking Event will be held on Tuesday, August 21st from 5:30PM to 9:30PM at the Grand Ballroom in the Claridge. This year’s event will draw upon the lucky history of Atlantic City and feature a special 1920’s theme including games of chance. Dressing the part is encouraged although not mandatory. Consider bringing a stack of your business cards along to share with new friends!

Keep up on Twitter

Follow the American Fisheries Society and Fish Habitat Section Twitter accounts (@AmFisheriesSoc and @AFS_Habitat) for updates and information throughout the Annual Meeting. Remember to use #AFS148 when sharing meeting related content!

Plenary Speakers

Monday: Chris Oliver (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration); Mamie A. Parker, Ph.D. (MA Parker & Associates)

Tuesday: Bonnie McCay, Ph.D. (Rutgers University and the State University of New Jersey)

Wednesday: Christine O’Connell, Ph.D. (Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University)

Habitat Symposia

This year, the Fish Habitat section is sponsoring 15 symposia at the Annual Meeting! These are listed below in order of date and each contain a link to the respective abstract and submitted papers:

Monday, August 20th

Climate impacts on fish and fisheries in the Northwest Atlantic
Time: 9:40 AM-3:20 PM
Atlantic City Convention Center – Room 318

Advances in Habitat Science to support Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management Framework
Time: 9:40 AM-5:00 PM
Atlantic City Convention Center – Room 309

Challenges, Opportunities and Successes in Coastal Bivalve Management for Habitat Restoration, Fishery Enhancement, and Ecosystem Service Delivery
Time: 10:00 AM-3:20 PM
Atlantic City Convention Center – Room 409

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, The Grand Vision and Funding for Conservation
Time: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Atlantic City Convention Center – Room 415

Celebrating the lifelong achievements of Kenneth W. Able, director of the Rutgers University Marine Field Station since 1987
Time: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Atlantic City Convention Center – Room 320

Meeting NOAA’s Needs: Collaborative Research to Conserve Living Marine Resources, Habitats, and Ecosystems
Time: 3:20-5:00 PM
Atlantic City Convention Center – Room 409

Tuesday, August 21st

Habitat Enhancement for Conservation and Management in Marine and Freshwater Environments: Effects and Mechanisms of ResponsePart 1
Time: 9:40 AM-5:20 PM
Atlantic City Convention Center – Room 415

Wednesday, August 22nd

Habitat Enhancement for Conservation and Management in Marine and Freshwater Environments: Effects and Mechanisms of ResponsePart 2
Time: 9:40 AM-3:00 PM
Atlantic City Convention Center – Room 415

Challenges in Protecting Fish and Shellfish at Cooling Water Intakes: Case Studies and Experiences Complying with the 2014 Clean Water Act 316(b) RulePart 1
Time: 9:40 AM-3:20 PM
Atlantic City Convention Center – Room 409

Extreme Events and Inland Fish
Time: 9:40 AM-4:00 PM
Atlantic City Convention Center – Room 318

Advances in Understanding Landscape Influences on Freshwater Habitats and Biological AssemblagesPart 1
Time: 1:40-3:20 PM
Atlantic City Convention Center – Room 414

Thursday, August 23rd

Challenges in Protecting Fish and Shellfish at Cooling Water Intakes: Case Studies and Experiences Complying with the 2014 Clean Water Act 316(b) RulePart 2
Time: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Atlantic City Convention Center – Room 409

Advancing Environmental Flows: Novel Findings, Challenges to Conventional Thinking, and Embracing Uncertainty
Time: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Atlantic City Convention Center – Room 319

Impacts of Hypoxia on Fishes and Food Webs in Freshwater, Coastal and Oceanic Ecosystems: A Global Perspective
Time: 8:00 AM-3:00 PM
Atlantic City Convention Center – Room 420

Advances in Understanding Landscape Influences on Freshwater Habitats and Biological AssemblagesPart 2
Time: 8:00 AM-5:20 PM
Atlantic City Convention Center – Room 414

Fisheries Research and Long-term Data Collection in Support of Coastal Management at National Estuarine Research Reserves
Time: 9:40 AM-12:00 PM
Atlantic City Convention Center – Room 305/306

Emergent properties of aquatic, coastal, and marine ecosystems due to climate change
Time: 10:00 AM-3:30 PM
Atlantic City Convention Center – Room 318

Life in the Big City: Understanding Urbanization Impacts on Estuarine Fishes and Shellfish
Time: 1:40-5:00 PM
Atlantic City Convention Center – Room 305/306

 

We hope you all have a productive meeting full of new information, networking, and fun!

 

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