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.
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.
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|