AFS Cal-Neva Travel Award Applications Due January 28, 2022!

The AFS Cal-Neva Semi Annual Travel Award provides monetary awards for deserving applicants to support their attendance at conferences, annual meetings, or workshops.  For 2022, this award will support travel and/or registration for the 2022 Cal-Neva Annual Meeting in Folsom, CA.  Any member of the AFS who is active in fisheries, environmental sciences and management,... Read More

President’s Message, September 2021

Prsident message September 2021 Greetings Cal-Neva Members! Hopefully this finds you well, despite the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and yet another devastating California-Nevada fire season. Our lives continue to be affected by a changing world, but the fish persevere, as do we! The continued hard work of our membership throughout these last 18 months has been... Read More

Diverse Voices in Fisheries Science: Spring 2021 Seminar Series

The Santa Cruz-Monterey Bay Area Subunit and the Fisheries Collaborative Program are hosting a spring seminar series entitled “Diverse Voices in Fisheries Science.” In it, we’re hosting speakers from diverse backgrounds, who are also studying a diverse array of fish species and systems. The seminar consists of a 30-minute research talk followed by a 30-minute... Read More

In Memoriam

In early 2021, the AFS Cal-Neva Chapter sadly lost two key members, former Chapter President Cay Goude and former Chapter President Larry Brown. Both Cay and Larry made immense and lasting contributions to the Chapter and to fisheries science and conservation. You can read more about their lives and work here. Read More

Chapter Annual Meeting 2021 Re-Cap

This year’s Cal-Neva Annual Meeting was our first foray into organizing virtual meeting events. Despite the difficulties of our pandemic-impacted schedules, the chapter response was enthusiastic with 40 presentations ranging from southern California to Alaska, multiple continuing education courses, innovative social events, thought-provoking plenary speakers, and over 115 active participants. The student oral and poster... Read More

My Time at the AFS Online Conference 2020

Last year I attended the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting for the American Fisheries Society. I had never attended a conference or presented a poster before. When the pandemic started, it halted in-person meetings for my lab. Luckily, we were able to pivot to a new project that looked at and analyzed a legacy data set... Read More

Special Interactive Events at Chapter Annual Meeting

We will be hosting the poster session, student-mentor networking event, and a networking social using the virtual venue Spatial Chat.  While we can’t be together in person this year, this interactive format will give you the opportunity to mix and mingle, choose what you would like to focus on, and strike up new conversations. If... Read More

Plenary Speakers Announced!

The AFS Cal-Neva Chapter 2021 annual meeting is approaching! We are very fortunate to have four excellent plenary speakers this year: Dr. Erika Zavaleta, Professor, UC Santa Cruz – moving science/science education towards inclusivity. Dr. Ken Gobalet, Professor Emeritus, CSU Bakersfield – a centuries-long relationship between Californians and fish. Dr. Alexis Jackson, Fisheries Project Director,... Read More

2021 Chapter Elections for President and Treasurer

Make your vote count! In 2021 the Chapter will elect two new Executive Officers, to the offices of President and Treasurer. We are fortunate to have the following candidates. For President: Eva Bush and Anna Steel; for Treasurer: Jose Setka. Please find out more about the Chapter’s election process and read the candidates’ statements on... Read More

Registration is now open for the AFS Cal-Neva Annual Meeting!

This year’s theme is is “Casting a Wide Net: Diverse Perspectives in Fisheries”.  See all the latest information and get the details on our Cvent meeting website, including registration fees, continuing education courses, and presentation guidelines.  You can also go straight to the Cvent registration webpage. Register early for early bird pricing. Prices go up after... Read More