[acn-l] American Fisheries Society Meeting

American Fisheries Society (fisheries at fisheries.org)
Thu, 26 Mar 1998 15:40:47 -0500

For more information contact: Betsy Fritz, AFS 301/897-8616, ext. 212;
bfritz at fisheries.org
or visit http://www.esd.ornl.gov/societies/AFS/annual98/index.html.


More than 1,200 fisheries professionals from around the world are expected
to attend the American Fisheries Society (AFS) annual meeting 23-27 August
1998 at the Hartford Civic Center and Sheraton Hotel in Hartford,
Connecticut. Scientific presentations and plenary speakers will explore the
theme, "Challenges for the New Millennium: Shaping the Future of Fisheries
Science and the Fisheries Profession."

The meeting organizers--the CT Dept of Environmental Protection, Northeast
Utilities , AFS Southern New england chapter, Riverfront Recapture, CT Sea
Grant, and the Greater Hartford Convention and Visitors Bureau --invite you
to Hartford for a great meeting. The technical program includes:
the biology and management of American eel
the history of the fish and fisheries of the CT River
the implications of the Essential Fish Habitat clause of the
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery conservation and Management Act

the use of watershed analysis in fisheries management
new outreach tools for the fishery scientist
the role of stock identification in stock assessment and management.
Investigate the sustainability of salmon fisheries
the biology and conservation of sturgeon
law enforcement in fisheries management
the role of wetlands in fisheries management
new quantitative methods for fisheries stock assessment
the biological integrity of fish habitat
climate change and freshwater fish habitat
new technologies for fisheries assessments
cooperative angler tagging programs

Two technical tours will highlight innovative fisheries research in the
local area.
Examine the CT River fish passage facilities and the Conte
Anadromous Fish Lab
Interact with scientists developing aquaculture methods and
conducting habitat related research at the NMFS Milford Lab

For regular updates on the meeting, please access the AFS World Wide Web
site: http://www.esd.ornl.gov/societies/AFS/annual98/index.html.


Based in Bethesda, Maryland, the AFS is an international society of
fisheries professionals interesting in conserving and managing fisheries
resources in North America and throughout the world.