Southern Division

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

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:

Mike S. Allen
Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Program
School of Forest Resources and Conservation
The University of Florida
7922 NW 71st Street
Gainesville, FL 32653
Phone: 352-273-3624

John Jackson
Fisheries and Wildlife Program
Arkansas Tech University
McEver Room 114
1701 North Boulder Avenue
Russelville, AR 72801
Phone: 479-964-3226

Dennis Riecke
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks
1505 Eastover Drive
Jackson, MS 39211
Phone: 601-432-2207
FAX: 601-432-2203

Craig Bonds
Inland Fisheries Management Region 3
Texas Parks and Wildlife11810 FM 848
Tyler, Texas 75707
Phone: 903-566-1615 X 202

Past President
Brian Murphy
Virginia Tech
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation
106 Cheatham Hall
MS 0321
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-6959
Fax: 540-231-7580

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