FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 23, 2017
Contact: Martha Wilson
(Tampa, FL) August 23, 2017 – The University of Maine Student Subunit was selected as the 2017 Outstanding AFS Student Subunit 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 University of Maine Student Subunit and thank them for their continuous outreach and education efforts,” said AFS President Joe Margraf.
The University of Maine Student Subunit is a part of the Atlantic International Chapter. They were specifically recognized for their extensive outreach and education program. The committee noted that they hosted or cohosted five seminars, three workshops published seven papers, and gave 19 oral or poster presentations.
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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.