Annual Meeting – February 2019

The Minnesota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society is excited to partner with the Dakota Chapter to host the annual 2019 meeting in Fargo, North Dakota from February 25 – 27, 2019.


Online registration has closed.  If you would like to attend but have not registered, you will be able to register at the meeting.

Professional registration is $130.00 and student registration is $105.00.

AGENDA – 2019 MN – Dakota AFS Final Agenda

A continuing education and social will kick off the meeting Monday February 25 followed by a day and a half of speakers, presenters, business meetings, and other MN AFS happenings.

Meeting dates: February 25-27, 2019

Welcome! 2019 MN DAK Joint Meeting

THEME – Fisheries in a Connected World

This joint meeting will be an opportunity to hear about populations, programs, and projects from a broader swatch of the Midwest than single Chapter meetings. Presentations that feature unique regional aspects are encouraged as well as our usual technical and scientific method based presentations. Some suggested topics: Red River basin fisheries, river restoration and connectivity, trout fisheries (SE MN and Black Hills), walleye/warmwater lake fisheries, non-game and rare fish, and landscape-(fish) habitat connections. We would also like to have a session that focuses on human/professional aspects, even from a personal perspective. If you have advice to young professionals or a unique public input or social media experience, here is your chance to share. If anyone has a specific session that they would like to see developed contact Edie Evarts, President-elect MN.

VOLUNTEERING – As always, we will need paper and poster judges along with session moderators at the meeting. If you are interested in volunteering, please check the volunteer box on the registration form.

LODGING – A block of rooms will be held for MN/Dakota AFS meeting attendees at the Holiday Inn, Fargo, ND.  Call 701-282-2700 or visit Holiday Inn-Fargo to make reservations.

The rate will be $93.00/night.  Be sure to mention the American Fisheries Society – MN/Dakota to receive the discounted rate.  Rooms will be held for the group block until January 25, 2019.

  • Holiday Inn
  • 3803 13th Avenue South
  • Fargo, ND 58103
  • 701-282-2700

ABSTRACTS – 2019 MN DAK AFS Abstract Book

Abstract submission has now closed.

ELECTIONSInterested in giving back and becoming more involved in MN AFS? Think about running for one of our EXCOM positions or nominate a candidate!


For questions regarding the online registration form contact:

For questions regarding abstracts and abstract submission contact: Heidi Rantala ( or Craig Kelling (