Promoting sound fisheries science,
Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society is a professional
organization interested in maintaining high standards for the fisheries
profession and ensuring conservation of Michigan's aquatic resources. This
web site is a source of information regarding the Michigan Chapter and its
activities. The Michigan Chapter is an official chapter of the North Central Division.
management, and recreation since 1973
The Michigan Chapter of the
American Fisheries Society was founded in 1973 and serves about 400 members
throughout the state. It is one of 54 local chapters across
Members come from State and Federal
agencies, Native American tribes, universities, and the private sector. The
Chapter welcomes active participation from any discipline or citizen
interested in aquatic resources.
The primary objectives of the Chapter
are to provide a forum for discussion of fishery issues, increase the
awareness of aquatic resource problems in the State, and allow networking of
people with common interests. Activities of the Michigan Chapter
revolve around annual meetings, continuing education workshops, newsletters, and the activities
of twelve standing committees.
By participating in Chapter activities,
members grow professionally, help protect our aquatic resources, have fun,
and gain a sense of satisfaction in the process. We invite you to be a
member. Annual dues for the Michigan Chapter are $5.00. To obtain a
membership application, go to the Join Us page.
MIAFS Annual Meeting
The 2013 annual meeting was held February 19-21 at Treetops Resort in Gaylord, MI. The meeting theme was Case studies in Fisheries Management. We would like to thank the presenters for doing a great job and making the meeting a great success. Business meeting minutes and pictures from the meeting can be viewed on the MIAFS Annual Meeting Page.
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