Southern Division

The Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society represents over 40 AFS chapters

About the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society
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The Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society (SDAFS) includes AFS members from the southern states who meet regularly to discuss research findings and management applications pertaining to the region. The current membership of the Southern Division is composed of Society members in good standing residing in, or having an interest in the fishery resources and related technical information of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and other Caribbean Islands.Valuable assets of the Southern Division have always been the work of its committees and its contributions to the policies and operation of AFS. These committees include:

  • Reservoir Committee
  • Trout Committee
  • Striped Bass Committee
  • Warmwater Streams Committee
  • Small Impoundments Committee
  • Aquaculture Committee
  • Alligator Gar Committee
  • Catfish Committee
  • Nongame Aquatics Committee
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The Chapters:

An Executive Committee of five elected officers is authorized to preside over meetings, perform appropriate functions, and act on behalf of the Division.~

The Officers:~

President
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Dave Coughlan
Normandeau Associates
1829 Cameron Heights Circle
Denver, NC 28037
Phone: 704-999-4622
E-Mail: dcoughlan@normandeau.com
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President-Elect
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Wes Porak        
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
601 West Woodward Ave
Eustis, Florida 32726
Phone: 352-800-5014
E-mail: wes.porak@myfwc.com
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Vice-President
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Craig Bonds
Inland Fisheries Division Director
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
Phone: 512-389-4643
Email: craig.bonds@tpwd.texas.gov
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Secretary-Treasurer
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Kimberly Bonvechio
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
601 West Woodward Ave
Eustis, Florida 32726
Phone: 912-807-0112
Email: Kim.Bonvechio@myFWC.com
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Past-President
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Dennis Riecke
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks
1505 Eastover Drive
Jackson, MS 39211
Phone: 601-432-2207
E-maildennisr@mdwfp.state.ms.us