Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society 2022 Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society will be held in person Wednesday, March 16, 2022 – Friday, March 18, 2022 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

Hello MI AFS members!  Are you conducting research on fishes, habitat, or resource users?  Conducting a scientific evaluation of a habitat restoration project, management plan, or regulation change?  Come share your work with fellow members at the 2022 annual meeting to help advance conservation and management of Michigan’s aquatic resources.  We will hold both oral and poster presentation sessions.  Submissions from students and early-career professionals are especially encouraged.

Meeting Schedule, 16-18 March 2022, Lake Superior State University

Presentation Schedule

Presentation Abstracts

Committee Updates

Business Meeting Agenda

2021 Business Meeting Minutes

AFS Meetings Code of Conduct

Presentation Guidelines

AFS Code of Conduct Reporting Form


Registration for the 2022 MI AFS meeting is now open!  Use this link to register, and please note payment is due at the time of registration via PayPal.  Registration will close February 25th.

Your registration fee provides access to presentations on March 17th and 18th, lunch on March 17th, a poster social the evening of the 17th (refreshments and hors d’oeuvres provided), and snacks and refreshments at breaks.  Abstracts for 57 oral and poster presentations have been accepted, so we are shaping up to have an excellent meeting.  Special thanks to all of our presenters!

Please note registration and payment for our continuing education workshop on March 16th is not included and will be handled separately.  Full program details and presentation guidelines to follow, but an overview is provided below.  

Meeting Format and Covid Protocols

The 2022 MI AFS meeting is in person only.  All attendees will be required to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth at all times, unless presenting, eating, drinking, or in the case of a medical exemption.  Color-coded name tags will be available to convey physical distancing preferences (yellow = no physical contact, please maintain your distance; white = no preference).  Hand sanitizer and masks will be available on site.


A block of rooms is reserved at the Holiday Inn Express, Sault Ste. Marie, for $105 per night for those guests reserving both Wednesday and Thursday night. Room cost is $135 for guests staying only a single night. Rooms must be reserved before 28 Feb. Please call 906-632-3999 to reserve your room and reference the MI Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.

Continuing Education

Continuing education is returning for the annual meeting in 2022 as MIAFS will host a natural resources careers and pointers workshop. This half day professional development workshop is designed to help students and early career professionals identify program and job opportunities, craft an impactful resume and cover letter, and prepare for the application and interview process.  There is a small amount of prep work prior to the workshop to ensure you get the most out of it.  You will receive a link to the google form for prep work after registration.  Registration and more details can be found here.