Welcome to the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

Moving forward with AC 2018
AC 2018 is another year closer. Steve McMullen (future president of AFS in 2018) talked to the MAC membership while at the annual meeting. Members of the MAC have been involved with the Parent Society from the beginning of the process and many details have already been taken care of (such as the hotel accommodations, food, and socials). However, as we get closer, more and more will need to be done. Our primary goal in 2016 is to identify meeting chairs. After this we will begin to identify individuals to chair committees and progressively smaller but very important subcommittees and symposia. Start thinking of how you’d like to be involved. Let us know if you are interested in volunteering.  We plan to spend a considerable amount of time discussing and planning AC 2018 over the course of this year and at our annual meeting in the fall.

Take a minute to learn more about Atlantic City!

Working with the Northeast Division (NED)
The NED is hosting a joint annual meeting with the Southern New England Chapter in Mystic, CT from February 26-28, 2017.

The NED will have a booth at the Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (NEAFWA) annual meeting in Norfolk, VA held from April 9-11, 2017. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is hosting the meeting. We are looking for volunteers to help staff the booth and champion the benefits of AFS, the NED, and the MAC.  If you plan to go to NEAFWA and are interested in helping with the booth please contact me at ed.hale@state.de.us to see how you can get involved.

NED Webinar series
Speaking of webinars, the NED will be offering quarterly, free webinars. The first of which will be offered this winter. We will send out information via the listserv as the dates and topics are finalized.

MAC website and social media
Lori Brown has helping to maintain the website and Facebook page.  Please make sure to visit them to keep up with what is going on in the chapter.

Also, please forward photos of your work in the field, any new publications, and other information that may be of interest to the chapter to Lori (lorimaebrown@gmail.com) and she will get them posted.


The Mid-Atlantic Chapter (MAC) is one of six geographic chapters within the Northeastern Division of the American Fisheries Society. The mission of the Chapter is to fulfill the parent society’s objectives within the Mid-Atlantic Region:

  • Promote the conservation, development, and wise use of the fisheries
  • Promote and evaluate the development and advancement of  fisheries science and practice
  • Gather and disseminate scientific, technical, and other information about fisheries science and practice
  • Encourage the teaching of fisheries science and practice in regional colleges and universities and the continuing education and development of fisheries professionals.

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