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

 


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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.

Moving forward with Atlantic City, NJ 2018
Steve McMullen (future president of AFS in 2018), Meeting Chairs Jeff Brust (NJDEP) and John Clark (DNREC), as well as the countless other folks helping steer the International American Fisheries Society meeting in Atlantic City, NJ are continuing to plan and develop content to make the AC 2018 meeting an overwhelming success. The AC Team is currently working on a theme and finalizing individual chair selections for various planning committees. 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. We will begin to develop important subcommittees and symposia in the coming months. Let us know if you are interested in volunteering in any way.  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!
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V3poEHEnGg

MAC website and social media
Lori Brown has helped 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.

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