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Conference App

The easiest way to find your away around the thousands of presentations in Reno is already in your pocket! Download the free conference app to build a personalized schedule, view exhibitors and venue maps, find attendees and connect with your colleagues, search papers and posters by author or topic, and post to social media or the conference activity feed. Due to large number of presentations in this joint conference format, the schedule of individual talks will not be printed in the onsite program, so the app will be your essential guide to this historic conference.

Child Care in Reno

Child care will be available every day of the Reno conference and for the Monday and Wednesday evening networking events. Register by September 5th.

Hotel Rooms Added

Still looking for a place to stay in Reno? We've added a new block of rooms at Circus Circus, convenient to Reno's vibrant downtown nightlife. A shuttle bus will run to and from the convention center.

Alumni Spirit Night

Who has the most spirit? Bring your best or worst alumni spirit wear and display it starting at the Associated Networking Events and Receptions at the Peppermill Hotel on Wednesday night.


Engaging with Women's Knowledge in Bristol Bay Fisheries

Millions of women around the globe are involved in fisheries, but their roles are typically overlooked in fisheries management. As research grows documenting these roles, the important question has risen of how to incorporate gender into sustainability research and fisheries management, especially of small‐scale fisheries. With the historically high level of engagement by women in family‐oriented commercial and subsistence salmon fisheries, the Bristol Bay region of Alaska is an ideal place to advance such work.

Pushing Sampling Boundaries with Advanced Technology

Ever since the first submarine was used for deep‐sea research in the 1930s, researchers and engineers have continued to develop new ways of exploring the outermost reaches of our oceans. In the past couple of decades, the rapid progression of underwater vehicle technology has afforded scientists not only the ability to go deeper and into more remote areas, but also collect larger suites of data over longer time scales.

Proposed Standard Weight (Ws) Equation and Standard Length Categories for Shoal Bass

This paper shows how the authors developed standard weight equations for Shoal Bass Micropterus cataractae with the traditional regression-line-percentile technique and the relatively newer empirical-percentile method.

Pallid Sturgeon Identification in the Lower Mississippi River

This project is the first comprehensive
analysis to compare genotypic, phenotypic, and field identification data of Pallid Sturgeon and Shovelnose Sturgeon in order to evaluate the accuracy of existing field identification of the two congener Scaphirhynchus spp. and their purported hybrids in the lower Mississippi River.


Have You Downloaded the AFS Journals App Yet?

The AFS journals app is now available for Apple and Android devices! Browse the latest science and download individual papers as well as full issues. Customize your app so you see only your favorite AFS titles. Search under "American Fisheries Society," download, and sign in using your AFS member login.


EVENTS: See upcoming AFS and other events in our Events Calendar
CAREERS: For the latest JOBS postings from around the U.S. and Canada
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