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August 23, 2017
Contact: Martha Wilson
(Tampa, FL) August 23, 2017 – The Indiana AFS Chapter received the award for Outstanding Small Chapter at the 2017 American Fisheries Society (AFS) Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida. AFS President Joe Margraf presented the award at the meeting’s plenary session. The Best Unit Awards recognize outstanding professionalism, active resource protection and enhancement programs, and commitment to the mission of the Society.
“We applaud the distinguished contributions of the Indiana Chapter and thank them for their continuous conservation efforts,” said AFS President Joe Margraf.
The Indiana Chapter was specifically recognized for their staffing of the “Fish with a Fish Head Day” at the Indiana State Fair and their participation in the Indiana Conservation Alliance’s conservation day at the Indiana Statehouse which promoted water resource conservation.
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About AFS: Founded in 1870, the American Fisheries Society (AFS) is the world’s oldest and largest fisheries science society. The mission of AFS is to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems by advancing fisheries and aquatic science and promoting the development of fisheries professionals. With five journals and numerous books and conferences, AFS is the leading source of fisheries science and management information in North America and around the world.