ABOUT US

Welcome to the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society (SDAFS) homepage. We are currently working to move all our committee and chapter pages into the new server. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us (Contact information below).

The mission of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) is to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems by advancing fisheries and aquatic science and promoting the development of fisheries professionals. The benefits of the various types of membership are found at:http://fisheries.org/membership/types-of-membership/ 

The Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society (SDAFS) was established in 1952 and it includes AFS members from the southern states who meet regularly to discuss research findings and management applications pertaining to the region. Since 1993 the Southern Division has held an annual Spring Meeting in either January or February. The current membership of the Southern Division is composed of Society members in good standing residing in, or having an interest in the fishery resources and related technical information of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and other Caribbean Islands. There are 18 chapters and 25 student subunits in the Southern Division. Valuable assets of the Southern Division have always been the work of our technical committees and our contributions (books, proceedings and resolutions) to the policies and operation of AFS. These technical committees include:

  • Reservoir Committee
  • Trout Committee
  • Striped Bass Committee
  • Warmwater Streams Committee
  • Small Impoundments Committee
  • Aquaculture Committee
  • Alligator Gar Committee
  • Catfish Committee
  • Pollution Committee

An Executive Committee of five elected officers is authorized to preside over meetings, perform appropriate functions, and act on behalf of the Division.  A complete list of officers can be found here.

 

Contact us!

The Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society invites you to beautiful Tampa, Florida for the 147th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society to be held August 20-24, 2017. Located on the central west Florida coast, Tampa is located on Tampa Bay, Florida's largest open-water estuary and the economic and environmental centerpiece of this rapidly growing region. The meeting theme will be “Fisheries Ecosystems: Uplands to Oceans” and we invite professionals to come together to present and discuss diverse approaches to managing and conserving our world’s natural resources. It will be an exciting and engaging experience for all…you won’t want to miss it! If you plan to attend Kansas City in August 2016 for the 146th Annual AFS Meeting, please stop by the Florida Chapter AFS tradeshow booth and pick up a free 2017 AFS Meeting coozie!!!

The Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society invites you to beautiful Tampa, Florida for the 147th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society to be held August 20-24, 2017.  Located on the central west Florida coast, Tampa is located on Tampa Bay, Florida’s largest open-water estuary and the economic and environmental centerpiece of this rapidly growing region.  The meeting theme will be “Fisheries Ecosystems: Uplands to Oceans” and we invite professionals to come together to present and discuss diverse approaches to managing and conserving our world’s natural resources. It will be an exciting and engaging experience for all…you won’t want to miss it!