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Abstract submission and registration are now OPEN

Have you been busy preparing your abstract for one of the symposia being featured at our upcoming AGM? We are now accepting submissions! You will find an easy-to-use form right here, but if you have any questions please contact Vice-President Gabe Temple and he will help you out.

At the same time, why not register for the conference and secure that early bird pricing? Our registration page is now open as well! We are using a new system this year where you can register right on this website. We are still able to accept credit card payment through PayPal. Any questions or problems regarding registration, please send an message to Treasurer Martina Beck.

Remember, both the abstract submission and early bird registration deadlines are March 15, 2017. It will be here before you know it, so hurry and secure your spot!!

WDAFS Small Project Grants – application period open!

The Western Division currently has project funding available for Division Chapters, Subunits, and other fisheries-related groups. Grants are usually modest but can help get a project started or be used to complement other funding sources.  This year, the WDAFS Executive Committee approved a budget of $5,000 to fund as many small projects as appropriate.  Applications must be received by the Western Division Past President no later than January 5, 2017 COB Mountain Time.  Questions should be directed to WDAFS Past President Jim Bowker (jim_bowker [at]

See the application description for further details.

Seeking newsletter contributions


What did you do this summer? Do you have any exciting and/or funny stories to share about your work? Did you make some awesome fishy art or write a poem? We’re looking for contributions for our Fall newsletter! This is a great way to spread the word about your research (and HELLO STUDENTS – portfolio builder!!) – you will connect with over 1000 fisheries professionals in the WABC region!!

Please submit your work to Communications Director Brittany Jenewein (btjenewein [at] or afs.wabc [at] by Sept. 20, 2016.

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