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United Kingdom + Europe Theme Day

Let's swim across the pond and hear some perspectives on commercial and recreational fisheries from the other side of the Atlantic. Then join us in honoring our award recipients and also enjoy the start of live symposia sessions. Plus, the excitement ramps up with bidding opening in the Virtual Silent Auction!


UK and Europe
Monday, September 21, 1:00 - 3:00 PM EDT (GMT -4)

  • Threats and Opportunities for Sustainability for Marine Fisheries: A European Perspective - Gary Carvalho, Bangor University, UK
  • Scientific Advice to the Common Fisheries Policy of the European Union: A Square Peg in a Round Hole? - Jann Martinsohn, Water and Marine Resources Unit, European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy
  • Key Challenges for Recreational Fisheries in Central Europe - Robert Arlinghaus, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany



Occurring approximately 2:45 PM EDT following the UK/Europe Day plenary speakers.
  • Meritorious Service Award: Dave Ward, HDR
  • Stanley A. Moberly Award for Outstanding Contributions in Fish Habitat Conservation: Jeff Boxrucker, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation


Visit the Trade Show

Take a break, grab some coffee, and browse the virtual exhibits at the Trade Show! See the latest technology, ask questions, and visit their websites. You can also chat with exhibitors in the Trade Show Slack channel.

Bidding Opens in the Virtual Silent Auction

Bidding will open Monday afternoon in the Silent Auction - browse through fishing and nature trips, art and photography, jewelry, fishing equipment, and books.

We are still accepting donations for this important fundraiser: experiences, park passes, artistic creations, tours, and more. Show off your hobbies and crafts, your favorite rivers and lakes, or your cabin at the lake - the possibilities are unlimited!



How to Network and Engage Virtually

Networking virtually requires learning a few new skills and a little extra effort, but can be fun and worthwhile. This quick 3-minute video will walk you through some of options such as Slack, Angling for Answers and asynchronous Q&A, and Twitter (#AFSvirtual2020).

Angling for Answers

Seeking more synchronicity in your interactions with presenters? Try Angling for Answers! Authors of 152 presentations will be online to immediately answer questions submitted via the Q&A box on their presentation's page. Monday's hours are:
  • 3:00 - 7:00 pm EDT (30-min slots)


It's not too late! All live sessions are being recorded and will be available for later viewing. Most papers and posters are pre-recorded and are available on demand 24/7 during and after the meeting.
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