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Plenary Session

Exhibit Hall C, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Sammy Matsaw
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Fish & Wildlife Dept.
Warren Seyler
Spokane Tribe of Indians
Award Presentations
  • Meritorious Service Award: Thomas Lang
  • Emmeline Moore Prize: Jessica Mistak
AFS Fellows - Class of 2022:
  • Jeffrey Buckel
  • Patrick Cooney
  • Greg Cope
  • Dan Isermann
  • Henriette “Yetta” Jager
  • Margaret Murphy
  • Craig Paukert
  • Leanne Roulson
  • Cory Suski
  • Alan Temple
  • Tom Kwak

Spokane Tribe Fish Release

Buses will be loading around 12:30 pm at the DoubleTree Hotel to go to People's Park for a very special fish release event hosted by the Spokane Tribe of Indians. Return buses will run until 4:30 pm.
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AFS Business Meeting

Vote on important Rules changes and see your colleagues get honored with various award presentations, including Best Chapter, student travel awards, outreach, scholarships, and Best Paper awards. 8:00 - 9:40 am in Exhibit Hall C.

Grand Networking Event

The Grand Networking Event gets a grand setting this year at the U.S. Pavilion at Riverfront Park, built for the Expo '74 World's Fair in Spokane. The event runs 6:00 - 9:00 pm and includes a full meal.

Exhibit Hall and Poster Session

Take advantage of your last chance to visit the Center for Fisheries Technology and Collaboration and the adjoining Poster Session, open 9:00 am - 1:00 pm in Exhibit Hall D. And remember to check on your bids for items in the Silent Auction! The auction closes at 11:00 am.

Meet the Editor

Swing by the AFS Books table in the exhibit hall to talk to TAFS Editor Cory Suski about submitting a manuscript, becoming a reviewer, joining the editorial board, or just learn more about the AFS journals program!
  • Cory Suski, Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 9:40–10:00 am

Symposia and Contributed Paper Sessions

    1:20 pm - 2:40 pm
    • Advances in Applications and Techniques of Hard Part Microchemistry - Day 2, 401A
    • Perspectives from the West Coast Nearshore, 402A
    • Reintroducing Migratory Fishes and Restoring Their Ecological Roles - Day 3, 300C
    1:20 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Advancing Adaptation and Resilience for Climate-Ready Fishing Communities, 401B
    • An Exploration of Strategies and Approaches to Effectively Assess the Impacts on Marine and Coastal Habitats in the Context of Changing Conditions, 111B
    • Application of 'Recirculating' Aquaculture Systems for Conservation, Enhancement, and Sportfish Management Programs, 401C
    • Contributed Topic: Freshwater Fisheries Management-2, 301
    • Contributed Topic: Genetics-2, 102CD
    • Indigenous Aquaculture Leadership and Innovation in Fisheries Management; Thirty Years and Counting - Day 2, 111C
    1:20 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Improving Human Dimension Perspectives in Fisheries Ecosystem Based Management Approaches, 302A
    1:20 pm - 4:20 pm
    • Bull Trout Status and Science Nearly 25 Years After Listing - Day 2, 302B
    • Contributed Topic: Marine-2, 300B
    1:20 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Advancements in Salmonid Habitat Carrying Capacity Estimation Techniques, 102AB
    1:20 pm - 5:00 pm
    • 20 Years of WDAFS Riparian Challenge Projects, 402C
    • Bringing it all Together: Data Integration for Fisheries Research and Management Success - Day 1, 303B
    • Connectivity Through Barrier Removal: Balancing Critical Ecosystem Processes with Complex Management Issues - Day 2, 300D
    • Contributed Topic: Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management-1, 103
    • Fisheries Bioengineering: Innovative Improvements in Connectivity, Protection, and Habitat - Day 1, 303A
    • The Oceanic Life of Salmonids - Day 1
      Symposium, 111A
    1:20 pm - 5:20 pm
    • Shifting Baselines: Improving DEIJA Communication Within Fisheries, 402B

      Meetings, Workshops, and Special Events

      • 8:00 am - 9:40 am
        AFS Business Meeting, Exhibit Hall C
      • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
        Thiamine Deficiency Workgroup Meeting, 202AB
      • 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
        Western Division AFS Business Meeting, 100A
      • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
        AFS Past-Presidents' Luncheon, Meeting Room 10, Davenport
      • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
        Early Career Professionals Panel + CV Workshop, 206B

      Grab Your Badge

      Registration will be located in the Riverside Lobby (Exhibit Hall D) of the Spokane Convention Center (map/floor plan).

      Registration & Information Booth Hours:
      • Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 pm
      • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 am

      Upload Your Presentation

      PowerPoint files for in-person presentations must be uploaded at least 4 hours prior to your presentation using our online systemno trip to the A/V room required, although the room is available if you need assistance.

      Covid Mask Update

      In order to protect our diverse participants, along with their families and communities, we have updated our COVID safety policy to an expectation that face masks will be worn at all indoor meeting venues.

      Speakers may remove their mask while at the podium giving their presentation. Masks should be worn at evening indoor networking events except when you are actively eating or drinking. Masks will not be expected outside on the lawn/outdoor terrace area at the Opening Networking Reception on Sunday.