Call for Western Division Symposia and Continuing Education

The Program Committee of the Alaska Chapter and the Western Division of the American Fisheries Society seeks initial symposium and continuing education course ideas for a joint meeting, to be held in Anchorage, Alaska on May 21-24, 2018.

The theme of the 2018 meeting is Change, Challenge, and Opportunity in Fisheries: Fishing for Solutions Proposals are encouraged on topics that are synthetic, interdisciplinary, and that identify creative answers to current or emerging issues in fisheries and management.

Although a full call for detailed symposia and workshop proposals will go out in mid-November 2017 with a deadline at the end of December 2017, we invite initial suggestions via email.

For symposia ideas please submit the following information: (1) a title; (2) name and institutional affiliation of organizer(s); and (3) whether the symposium is intended for half or full day to Peter Westley (

Continuing education is an important member benefit provided by the American Fisheries society and fulfills the mission to help fisheries scientists develop professionally. For continuing education/workshop ideas please submit the following information: (1) a brief description of the course content; (2) name and institutional affiliation of organizer(s); (3) estimated number of students; and (4) length of course (e.g., half, full day, or longer) to Sara Miller (

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you in Alaska next May!

– 2018 Western Division/Alaska Chapter Meeting Planning Team

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