The 2016 Tennessee Chapter of the American Fisheries Society held its 39th Annual Meeting on March 15-16, 2016 at Montgomery Bell State Park in Burns, TN. At the banquet on March 15th, awards were presented to very deserving individuals:
Friends of Fisheries Awards – Tennessee Striped Bass Association
Lifetime Achievement Award – Phil Bettoli, Tennessee Cooperative Fishery Research Unit/TTU
Chapter Service Award – Phil Bettoli, Tennessee Cooperative Fishery Research Unit/TTU
Best Student Presentation –Amy Gebhard, Tennessee Technological University
Past-President Award – Travis Scott, presented by Kathlina Alford
The Tennessee Chapter of AFS conducted a silent auction to raise funds for youth fishing events statewide. Thanks to generous donations from multiple companies and from our own members, we raised $1,102.
The meeting was attended by 64 registrants. Fourteen presentations were given and 3 posters were presented.