2018 Annual Meeting

2018 Annual Meeting

“Fisheries Management in Urban Landscapes”

February 13-14, 2018

Blue Water Convention Center in Port Huron, Michigan


This year’s 2018 Michigan American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting will be held on February 13th and 14th at the Blue Water Convention Center in Port Huron, Michigan.  The theme of this year’s meeting will be “Fisheries Management in Urban Landscapes”.  In recent years funding has been allocated to Great Lakes Areas of Concern around the State of Michigan in order improve fisheries habitat.  Since many of these areas are in an urban setting, this will give us an opportunity to highlight these activities along with other fisheries projects taking place around the state.

As always, all presentations are encouraged, especially from students and those of you who we have not seen in a while. Abstracts should be emailed to Justin Chiotti ([email protected]) using the provided form. The deadline for submission is January 15th, 2018. You will be contacted by January 19th to be notified if your submission has been accepted as a poster or an oral presentation.

Abstract Form

Conference Registration

Please pre-register by filling out the provided form, you can also pay by using PayPal below. Regular registration is $90 and student registration is $60 (payment by Check or PayPal®). The early registration deadline is January 26th . After January 26th , the registration fee will be $115 for professionals and $85 for students.

Registration Form


PayPal Registration


Hotel reservations can be made by calling the DoubleTree by Hilton Port Huron @ 810-984-8000.  Our group name is “Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society” and mention group code “AFS”.   We have a block of 40 discounted rooms @ $75/night that are available until January 19th or until the room block is full, whichever comes first.

Link to online hotel registration here: www.porthuron.doubletree.com

Tentative Meeting Schedule

Tuesday, February 13th
8:00 – 9:00 am Registration
9:00 – 9:45 am John Austin – Michigan Economic Center “Michigan’s Blue Economy”
9:45 – 10:15 am Chris Aldrich/Doug Ault – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Law Enforcement
10:15 – 10:30 am Morning Break
10:30 – 12:00 pm Morning Paper Session
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:30 – 3:15 pm Afternoon Paper Session
3:15 – 3:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:30 – 5:00 pm Michigan Chapter Business Meeting
6:00 – 10:00 pm Dinner (provided) and Social


Wednesday, February 14th
8:00 – 10:00 am Morning Paper Session
10:00 – 10:15 am Morning Break
10:15 – 12:00 am Morning Paper Session
12:00 – 2:30 pm Lunch (provided) and Student Award Presentations