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2015 Annual Meeting
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The Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society invites you to participate in their annual meeting.

Bay City DoubleTree in Bay City, MI
January 19 - 21, 2015

The theme for the 2015 meeting is "Managing Michigan's Changing Fisheries Landscape". Fish and fisheries in Michigan are influenced by many dynamic forces, including the introduction and spread of non-native species, global climate change, and anthropogenic development of riparian zones. Fisheries professionals are at the forefront of documenting these changes and managing their repercussions for society as a whole.

For more information check out the Annual Meeting Page.

Call for 2015 MIAFS Chapter Awards
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Its that time of year again to nominate a student, friend, or colleague for one of the MIAFS Chapter Awards. Follow the links below to view the eligibility criteria and to ind how what is required to nominate someone!

Albert S. Hazzard Award

Justin W. Leonard Award

The Grayling Award

Please submit nominations for any of the above awards to Past President (acting Awards Committee Chair) Patrick Hanchin ( no later than January 7, 2015 by 4:00 PM!

2015 MIAFS Video Contest
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The Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society is sponsoring a video contest to “tell the story” of fisheries students and professionals in Michigan. What do you do to protect and improve aquatic resources in Michigan? How have your projects or management actions improved the quality of life for Michigan residents? We encourage you to “tell your story” to us and the world.

Video entries are due by December 31, 2014 and the winner of a $100 prize will be announced at our Annual Meeting in Bay City.

This year all entries will be uploaded to our Michigan AFS YouTube Channel:

For contest details download a printable flyer here.

Contact Dan O'Keefe at with questions or instructions on uploading a video.

The Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society was founded in 1973 and serves about 400 members throughout the state. It is one of 54 local chapters across North America.

Members come from State and Federal agencies, Native American tribes, universities, and the private sector. The Chapter welcomes active participation from any discipline or citizen interested in aquatic resources.

The primary objectives of the Chapter are to provide a forum for discussion of fishery issues, increase the awareness of aquatic resource problems in the State, and allow networking of people with common interests. Activities of the Michigan Chapter revolve around annual meetings, continuing education workshops, newsletters, and the activities of twelve standing committees.

By participating in Chapter activities, members grow professionally, help protect our aquatic resources, have fun, and gain a sense of satisfaction in the process. We invite you to be a member. Annual dues for the Michigan Chapter are $10.00. To obtain a membership application, go to the Membership page.

The Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society is a professional organization interested in maintaining high standards for the fisheries profession and ensuring conservation of Michigan's aquatic resources. This web site is a source of information regarding the Michigan Chapter and its activities. The Michigan Chapter is an official chapter of the North Central Division.


Need to get a message out to the Chapter?

Click here for instructions on using the MI AFS listserve


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