2018 Annual Meeting

The MAC annual meeting is being held concurrent to the Society’s international meeting in Atlantic City August 19-23, 2018. Please go to https://afsannualmeeting.fisheries.org/ for complete details.



Hello Fishy Friends, we have a breadth of sessions in the works for 2018. No matter your interest in fisheries, we have you covered. Session topics run the gamut from communicating science, stakeholder engagement, fish habitat, genetics, contaminants, assessment science, novel technology and tagging. Locally trending offerings will include a number of sessions focused on Notheast species and issues including Sturgeon, Eel, Summer Flounder, Horseshoe Crabs, American Shad, wind energy, and more! Thanks to our many session organizers who have stepped up to coordinate this exciting lineup of sessions. You can find a full list of session titles along with session abstracts here, read more about the meeting here, and you can submit your abstract hereAbstract submission deadline is Tuesday, April 3rd 2018.

We look forward to seeing you in August in Atlantic City!
Daphne Munroe, Justin Davis, Jason Vokoun
AFS 2018 Program Committee


• Best Student Presentation

An important note regarding MAC best student presentations awards – the Society is coordinating the Society awards, the Northeast Division is coordinating separate awards for Division members (1) (2), and MAC is coordinating a separate award for MAC members. If you are a MAC student interested in being considered for the MAC award, please send an email to Jim Vasslides ([email protected]) with your presentation information (title and session name) and contact information once you have received confirmation that your abstract has been accepted (confirmation of acceptance or refusal of abstracts will be communicated by April 18, 2018). Due to increased Chapter responsibilities associated with the 2018 meeting, the best student presentation award will be limited to oral presentations only (not posters).


• Student Quiz Bowl

The 1st Annual AFS Student Quiz Bowl is coming to Atlantic City! The Quiz Bowl is a fun and exciting event where you can watch colleges/universities compete in fisheries trivia or make a team and compete yourself. Registration opens April 1st 2018 and closes May 15th 2018.

For complete details, please visit here.