(Atlantic City, NJ) August 22, 2018 – The Arizona/New Mexico AFS Chapter received the award for Outstanding Small Chapter at the 2018 American Fisheries Society (AFS) Annual Meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey. AFS President Steve L. McMullin 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 Arizona/New Mexico Chapter and thank them for their continuous conservation efforts,” said AFS President Steve L. McMullin.
The Arizona/New Mexico Chapter was recognized for their extensive and varied activities. In 2017 they met jointly with The Wildlife Society. Three hundred fifty people attended their 2017 chapter meeting where they sponsored 4 continuing education workshops, had 66 oral presentations, had a photo contest and a 5K spawning run. They offered $2,000 in student scholarships and $2,000 in a small grant program. Twelve chapter members made 13 oral presentations at the 2017 Annual AFS Meeting..
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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.
General link: fisheries.org
Link to AFS Annual Meeting: afsannualmeeting.fisheries.org