2021 New York Chapter Annual Meeting

February 24 – 26, 2021 Virtual meeting platform - Whova

New York Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Virtual Annual Meeting

February 24 – 26, 2021

Virtual meeting platform – Whova

View the meeting schedule-at-a-glance HERE.

This year’s theme was Embracing Diversity: Resilient Fishes and Fisheries.

Our plenary line-up included:

  • Lisa Holst, Aquatic Biologist, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Joseph Zydlewski, PhD, Assistant Unit Leader and Professor, USGS Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Maine
  • Lisa Kerr, PhD, Research Scientist, Gulf of Maine Research Institute

The extremely popular Women in Fisheries (WiF) events were back, too!

  • Women in Fisheries (WiF): aleWiF social
    • A casual happy hour networking event that will include trivia and opportunities to socialize with members of the fisheries community from around the state. Meet new friends and see familiar faces.
  • Women in Fisheries (WiF): Breakout sessions
    • A forum where several topical issues will be discussed in small breakout sessions, moderated by members of the WiF sub-committee. Discuss barriers to inclusion, the “leaky pipeline”, and more

There was also the “We R NYCAFS” workshops!

  • Our fearless leader Dan Stich hosted three R workshops leading up to the meeting
    • Introduction to R and RStudio) (Recording available
    • Fisheries Statistics in R
    • GIS Applications in R

We were honored to hand out the annual awards.

  • Diversity “Travel” Awards (.pdf) – Awardee received 1-yr memberships to the National Chapter AFS, NY Chapter AFS, and $150.
  • Klumb-Spindler Student “Travel” Awards (.pdf) – Student awardees received 1-yr memberships to the National Chapter AFS, NY Chapter AFS, and $150.