FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 23, 2017
Contact: Martha Wilson
(Tampa, FL) August 23, 2017 – The Oregon AFS Chapter received the award for Outstanding AFS Large 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 Oregon Chapter and thank them for their continuous conservation efforts,” said AFS President Joe Margraf.
The Oregon Chapter specifically recognized for their extensive activities and programs in many areas relating the AFS Strategic Plan. Particularly noteworthy was their involvement in commenting on state legislative bills and for fostering activities that have attracted and maintained a very diverse membership base which includes a large number of private firms and nongovernmental organizations.
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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.