Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society,



2015 MIAFS Annual Meeting

"Managing Michiganís Changing

Fisheries Landscape"

Bay City Double Tree Inn, Bay City, Michigan

January 19 - 21, 2015

The theme for the 2015 meeting is "Managing Michigan's Changing Fisheries Landscape". Fish and fisheries in Michigan are influenced by many dynamic forces, including the introduction and spread of non-native species, global climate change, and anthropogenic development of riparian zones. Fisheries professionals are at the forefront of documenting these changes and managing their repercussions for society as a whole.

If you are working on projects that include changing fisheries or management of change, we encourage you to submit an abstract. As always, all presentations are encouraged, especially from students and those of you who we have not seen in a while. Abstracts should be emailed to rothbri@msu.edu using the provided form. The deadline for submission is January 9, 2015. You will be notified by January 16th if your submission has been accepted as a poster or an oral presentation.



Please pre-register by filling out the provided form. Regular registration is $75 and student registration is $50 (payment by Check or Paypal®). The early registration deadline is January 9th. After January 9th the registration fee will be $90 for professionals and $65 for students.

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Hotel reservations can be made at Bay City DoubleTree online or by calling (989) 891-6000. A block of 40 rooms has been reserved until December 28th.  Please ask for the Michigan AFS block of rooms to get the conference rate of $99 per night. Unfortunately, the government rate is unavailable for this hotel.

If you have questions about registration please contact Brian Roth at (517) 353-7854 or rothbri@msu.edu.


Meeting Info:

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- Registration Form -

- Schedule at a Glance -

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- Abstract Submission Form -


A workshop titled "Statistical Aspects of Sampling Freshwater Fish Populations and Habitats" will be held January 19 from 9AM - 5PM.

The intent of this course is to provide an overview of the statistics of sampling theory.  After taking the course, students will be able to 1) distinguish among sampling designs available and used in practice; 2) apply appropriate statistical estimators for a given design; 3) understand practical and theoretical advantages and disadvantages of various sampling designs.

The workshop will be held at the Bay City DoubleTree, meeting room TBA. Dan Hayes of Michigan State University will instruct.

Those interested in attending the workshop must register specifically for the workshop using the paypal link below. Registration is required ($80 fee).

Workshop Registration:



Annual meetings feature speakers from around the State who present diverse opinions on a wide array of topics. The President-Elect each year determines the meeting site and agenda; this process provides for continually changing themes and locations to meet the varied needs of the members.