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TWO WEEKS AWAY Registration Ends March 30th. 
Space is limited this year. We are near capacity, DONT WAIT REGISTER TODAY 
49th Annual Meeting
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The 49th Annual Meeting of the California-Nevada Chapter of the American Fisheries Society will convene April 8th-10th, 2015 at the Hotel Paradox in Santa Cruz, CA.

Registration ends Marcth 30th.
Click HERE
to register! 

Day-of registration will be limited to space availability

No banquet tickets will be available after March 30th

Block rooms for the Hotel Paradox are FULL.  We have a small block of rooms available at the Best Western Suites just across the street from the Paradox.  Resources are limited- don't wait!   


One of our most important functions as a professional society is to mentor our student members.  This year we will have a student symposium.  We are still looking for judges of oral presentations and poster presentations.  If you would be willing to judge, please contact Tom Keegan, our Student Judging Chair.  
Continuing Education Courses
 -Wednesday April 8th-
Hotel Paradox
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Passive Integrated Transponders (PIT) tags, full day workshop by Warren Leach of Oregon RFID-
    Almost Full
  • California and Federal Permit Procedures for Fisheries  Monitoring and Research in California by California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries 
  • Section 7 Consultations by Rob Nielsen, Ph.D., NOAA Fisheries, Section 7 Coordinator
  • Effective Presentation Skills by J.D. Wikert U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

A full description of courses and content can be found under the Continuing Education section of our website. HERE 



Meeting Schedule 

The Schedule-at-a-Glance is available on our website in a Downloadable PDF.

Additionally, you can download the Full Conference Proceedings.


Field Trips
  • Younger Lagoon and Seymour Marine Discovery Center, Santa Cruz, CA.  Click HERE for a full description.
  • Salmonid Life Cycle Monitoring Station and Flood Plain Restoration in Lower Scott Creek.  Click HERE for a full description.

Elections for Officers

Ask not what Cal-Neva can do for you.  Ask, what YOU can do for Cal-Neva

You're probably wondering, "what do I get for serving the society?"  First you get the satisfaction of contributing to the governance a major professional society.  Elected officers also have discretionary budgets ($$$) to travel to meetings, and get to hang out with a great group of people once a month.

To submit yourself (or a great AFS friend in whom you have complete confidence), please email current President Elect, Ramona Swenson.

These executive committee positions are presently open for nominations.  

President Elect: 
  • Current nominee: Joe Merz,       Vice president of Cramer Fish Sciences and 2014 Cal-Neva AFS Award of Excellence recipient. 
  • Open for additional nominations

Treasurer: Open for nominations

Secretary: Open for nominations


Looking for a job?  Here are some open positions.

Metropolitan Water District
Resource Specialist
Senior Resource Specialist

Alaskan Observers

For more jobs see our FACEBOOK page

Students looking for financial support-

Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program

Cramer Fish Sciences
Stephen P. Cramer Legacy Scholarship

For more fellowship, scholarships or internships see our FACEBOOK page

Renew your membership by March 31st in order to maintain your membership status
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