Annual Fisheries Society Annual Meeting: Join us in Québec in August!
The 144th annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) will be held in Québec from August 17–21, 2014, under the theme "From Fisheries Research to Management: Think and Act Locally and Globally." Fisheries and Oceans Canada is organizing this global event in cooperation with the Northeastern Division, Atlantic International Chapter and Canadian Aquatic Resources Section of AFS. The City of Québec, Tourisme Québec and the Québec City Convention Centre are major partners in the event.
AFS's mission is to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems, which is in keeping with Fisheries and Oceans Canada's mission. Its members are mainly professionals, mostly from the scientific community, as well as the fisheries resources field (managers, scientists, professors, consultants, industry members, etc.).
The international event is expected to draw about 2500 people. Some 40 symposia will be presented at the Québec City Convention Centre by experts in the fisheries resources field. The exhibition component will allow participants to learn about and discuss common issues in concrete terms.
General Meeting Coordinator