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Upcoming Meetings:

The North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society symposium; incorporated in the 2014 AFS Meeting in Quebec City, Canada.

The theme of the symposium is “Practical Applications of Sturgeon Research." Calling for related oral presentations to be included in the symposium.

Contact Ryan Koenigs at:


Welcome to The NY Chapter afs!

The mission of the New York Chapter of the American Fisheries Society is to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems by advancing fisheries and aquatic science and by promoting the development of fisheries professionals.


Mark your calendars for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the New York Chapter of the American Fisheries Society to be held February 4 -6, 2015 at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid, NY.  Our program committee is busy at work organizing the program which will include special sessions on muskellunge and aquatic invasive species.  Check back regularly for updates.


Visit our Annual meeting page and eCommerce page for details


Interested in Presenting? 
The New York Chapter American Fisheries Society is looking for contributed papers or posters for the 2015 Annual Meeting being held February 4 – 6 at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid, New York.  Please contact Jeff Loukmas at (518) 402-8897 with questions, or submit an abstract to following the instructions below;

When submitting your abstract:
·         Use a brief, descriptive title and avoid acronyms or scientific names in the title unless the common name is not widely known;
·         List all authors, their affiliations, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses;
·         Provide a summary of your findings and restrict your abstract to 200 words;
·         Abstracts must be in Microsoft Word format.

Oral presentations are limited to 20 minutes (15 minutes for presentation plus 5 minutes for speaker introduction and questions). All oral presentations must use PowerPoint format (Office 365 is the highest version we can support).  Abstracts for oral presentations and posters must be received by January 5th, 2015.

*Presentations might be recorded for future distribution. Please contact Geof Eckerlin at for more information.



Award Nomination Solicitation (click title)

Hello Fellow NYSAFS Chapter Members,
I would like to solicit nominations for this year’s awards earlier in the year to allow all whom are interested an opportunity to nominate a peer, student, or mentor. Please read through the different award descriptions and nominate persons who you feel qualify for an award. They will be presented at the banquet at the chapter meeting held February 4 - 6, 2015 in Lake Placid.


Upcoming Workshops


Annual Meeting Workshop: Modern Molecular Techniques for Fisheries Research and Management

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 - 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Morning session – Population Genetics; 9:00 – 12:30
Andrew Whiteley
Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Afternoon session - eDNA; 1:30 – 5:00
James W. Casey
Associate Professor of Virology, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Visit the Workshop Page for more information.



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3 Recommendations for Fish Tracking Presentations at AFS 2014 in Quebec


In case you missed the American Fisheries Society (AFS) Annual Meeting last month in Quebec, you may be interested in HTI's conference presentations now available online.

These presentations/poster are on the topic of fish tracking using acoustic telemetry and abundance assessments using hydroacoustic techniques.

1. Predator/Prey Interaction: From Observed Behavior to Direct Measure

2. Real-Time 2-Dimensional Fish Tracking in the Tailrace of a Hydroelectric Dam

3. Using Hydroacoustic Techniques to Quantify Fish Populations in Shallow Riverine Environments: Rupert R. 2007-2012 Spawning Cisco Abundance Studies

AFS 2014 was productive and fun. We look forward to seeing you at AFS 2015 in Portland, Oregon. If you have any questions about the presentations, drop me a line.

Best regards,


Caroline at HTI Hydroacoustic Technology, Inc.



American Fisheries Society Meeting Quebec 2014



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