American Fisheries Society Meeting

American Fisheries Society fisheries at
Thu Mar 26 15:40:47 EST 1998

For more information contact: Betsy Fritz, AFS  301/897-8616, ext. 212;
bfritz at
or visit


	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


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.

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