Become a Sponsor and Exhibitor!

We invite you to join the Southern Division AFS in our mission is to conserve aquatic natural resources and further the professional development of our members by becoming a sponsor or exhibit at the 2018 Southern Division Annual Meeting. This event will be held March 8-11, 2018 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The annual meeting is the premiere gathering place for fisheries professionals throughout the southeast. Up to 600 fisheries scientists, resource managers, agencies, universities, students and industry attend this meeting and share information through talks, posters, workshops, and informal socials. These meetings are crucial in helping prepare fisheries professionals and students to address the many challenges facing our fisheries resources, including changing climate, pollution, and increasing human populations.

Your sponsorship will be highly visible and impactful, from pre-event marketing publicity to extensive on-site recognition and exposure.

Sponsorship levels vary in cost, exposure, and exclusivity. Packages are both affordable and robust, ranging from less than $500 to $10,000 or more.

Benefits of Sponsorship at All Levels

  • Sponsorship acknowledgement in the Program
  • Sponsorship acknowledgement at the meeting

Additional benefits are available based on the level of participation (Sponsorship Levels), beginning at the Tarpon Sponsor level ($1,000 and higher).

Become and Exhibitor!

If you would like to increase your exposure, you can exhibit your products or services at our Tradeshow. Our attendees are decision makers representing all facets of fishery management and aquaculture. By exhibiting, you will get your product or services in front of educators, agency directors and administrations, consultants, and fishery industry professionals that would use them. Sponsorships at the Tarpon level and higher offer a complimentary exhibitor table at the Tradeshow.

You can sponsor by either check payment (below) or online via PayPal using a credit card.

Please make your sponsorship check payable to:

Puerto Rico Chapter AFS

Please mail your check to:

Wes Neal

Box 9690, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture

Mississippi State, MS 39762


Contact the Sponsorship Team, get more information, or secure sponsorship opportunities.

Wes Neal


Fundraising and Sponsorship Chair

[email protected]; 662.325.8262