- UPDATE 9.28.2018 – The Alligator Gar Committee will hold a symposium titled “Advances in the Conservation and Management of North American Gars” during the 2019 Southern Division – American Fisheries Society in Galveston Island, Texas, January 24-27, 2019. Visit the meeting home page for more information, and contact Nate Smith (email@example.com) for additional details about the symposium.Symposium Abstract: Subsequent to their designation as vulnerable in a review of conservation status of North American fishes in 2008, great efforts have been undertaken to understand the biology of the Alligator Gar. This symposium aims to disseminate this information in support of applied management and restoration of Alligator Gar populations across North America. While the focus is on Alligator Gar, we are also considering presentations aimed at management of other species in the family Lepisosteidae. Presentations (oral and poster) will include research related to life history, biology, ecology, culture, and management of gars. We also encourage submission of associated manuscripts for publication in a special section of North American Journal of Fisheries Management.
The Alligator Gar Technical Committee will hold its Annual Meeting in conjunction with the Southern Division American Fisheries Society Spring Meeting. This year the SDAFS meeting is in Wheeling, West Virginia from February 18th – 21st. It will be held at the Oglebay Resort and Conference Center. More information on the SDAFS meeting can be found here http://sdafs.org/wvafs/meetings/.With the meeting rapidly approaching we need to move quickly to plan and organize our Technical Committee meeting. This is a first call for presentations, talks, posters, or topics of interest to discuss at the alligator gar tech comm meeting. We would like to hear an update from all states, learn about recent, ongoing, and upcoming research, and allot time for discussion of your choice. We also need to cover basic tech comm meeting guidelines, and would like to discuss the future direction of our gar group. We have lots to add to the agenda so please send in your talk titles soon so we can get an agenda out to you guys as quickly as possible.Alligator Gar Technical Committee MeetingOglebay Resort and Conference CenterWheeling, West VirginiaThursday-February 18, 20168:30 am – 5:00 pmMeeting Room BPlease reply to firstname.lastname@example.org with an email and let us know if you will be able to attend and if you request a time slot for presenting. Last, if you would like to be removed from this mailing list or someone needs to be added please let us know so we can update this listserv. Please forward to anyone interested.Thanks and have a great day!-Kayla Kimmel
- 2015 Alligator Gar Technical Committee Meeting Minutes from SDAFS, Charleston, SC: Click Here
- 2014 Alligator Gar Technical Committee Meeting Minutes from SDAFS, Charleston, SC: Click Here
- For reports and additional information presented at the meeting: Click Here