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

Register HERE or navigate to the “2021 NY Chapter AFS Registration Page” under the Meetings tab.

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

This year’s theme is Embracing Diversity: Resilient Fishes and Fisheries.  While our meeting will look different than past years, we are excited to facilitate some familiar components!

Our plenary line-up includes:

  • 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 are back, too!  Time and date – TBA – Registration required

  • Women in Fisheries (WiF): aleWiF social (Wednesday February 24 5 – 7 pm)
    • 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 (Thursday February 25 8 – 10 am)
    • 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

Please consider participating in the “We R NYCAFS” workshops! – Registration required, see (.pdf) for more details.

  • Our fearless leader Dan Stich will host three R workshops leading up to the meeting (your read that right, three!)
    • Friday February 12, 4:00pm – 6:00pm EST (Introduction to R and RStudio) (Recording available)
    • Friday February 19, 4:00pm – 6:00pm EST (Fisheries Statistics in R)
    • Monday February 22, 4:00pm – 6:00pm EST (GIS Applications in R)

We are also seeking nominations for a number of awards. Please see the announcements below and check back frequently as we update with additional opportunities.

  • Diversity “Travel” Awards (.pdf) – Awardee will receive 1-yr memberships to the National Chapter AFS, NY Chapter AFS, and $150.
    • DUE 2/5/2021
  • Klumb-Spindler Student “Travel” Awards (.pdf) – Student awardees will receive 1-yr memberships to the National Chapter AFS, NY Chapter AFS, and $150.
    • DUE 2/5/2021