Catfish 2020: The Third International Catfish Symposium

You are invited to attend and participate in the 3rd International Catfish Symposium to be held February 18-20, 2020 in Little Rock, Arkansas, in conjunction with the AFS Southern Division Annual Meeting. This is our first call for oral platform and poster presentations at the symposium, including those to be considered for publication within the resulting peer-reviewed proceedings. This meeting will provide a forum for the exchange of information about the biology, ecology, management and conservation of worldwide populations of both game and nongame catfish species. Previous publications from the First and Second Symposia continue to sell and have been solid reference sources for managers and researchers alike.

The theme for the 3rd International Symposium is “Communicating Catfish Science” and will bring together the last decade’s work on the conservation, ecology and management of worldwide catfish populations and their habitats. We encourage you to submit your research findings on any topic pertinent to management of catfishes, and are actively seeking presentations pertaining to conservation and management challenges. Individuals interested in developing topical review papers are encouraged to contact the Program Committee Co-Chairs to assist with topic coordination.

To submit a presentation and for the most up-to-date information on the symposium, please visit the web site at Bookmark it now and return often for updates! The presentation abstract submission deadline is September 27, 2019. Optional manuscripts will be due prior to the symposium. Don’t miss being a part of this important gathering of scientists, educators, administrators, and managers interested in what the next decade will bring for catfish science.

Submitted manuscripts will be considered for publication in a special issue of North American Journal of Fisheries Management.

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