Meeting Deadlines
 Upcoming deadlines for annual meeting
February, 2017

The annual CalNeva chapter meeting is coming up, as are deadlines for registration and submissions! 
Annual Meeting Early Registration Ends 2/25!

Early registration for this year's annual meeting will end on Saturday, February 25th. Register now to save on registration costs! 

While registering for the meeting consider signing up for continuing education courses and/or field trips. Our meeting organizers have done a great job this year in securing some excellent trainings and activities! 

Continuing Education Courses:

eDNA  - led by Drs. Scott Blankenship & Gregg Schumer. 

Fish Passage & Screening  - led by Drs. Rocko Brown & Joseph Merz. 

PIT-Tagging  - led by Oregon RFID.

Field Trips:

Tour of two local tidal habitat restoration projects  the Salt River project on the Eel River and a coho rearing habitat restoration project on Wood Creek.

Tour of Humboldt Bay and the oyster farms in North Bay  - includes oyster tasting, led by Pacific Seafood.

Tour of Humboldt State University's aquatic facilities - includes the on-campus fish hatchery, aquaponics facility, and Trinidad marine lab.

Walking tour of Redwood National and State Parks - includes old growth forest and fish habitat in Prairie Creek.

An Introduction to Night Snorkeling - Night snorkeling clinic on Freshwater Creek, L ed by Sam Rizza and Abel Brumo from Stillwater Sciences, and Jeff Abrams from NOAA Fisheries.

Humboldt Bay Cruise  - Two hour cruise of Humboldt Bay highlighting commercial aquatic species distribution, cultural and economic significance, and aquaculture use. Sponsored by McBain Associates, Applied River Sciences.

Contact Norm Ponferrada for registration or continuing education questions.

Abstracts Due 2/25

Would you like to present a paper or poster at this year's meeting? Abstract submission for posters and oral presentations closes Saturday, February 25th! Presenting on your research is a great way to get feedback from the California and Nevada fisheries community and can help with justification of meeting costs to employers. 

Cash prizes will be given to students with the best oral and poster presentations. Judging will be conducted by the  American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists (AIFRB) Northern California District.

If you would like to help judge student presentations, please contact  Tom Keegan at 916-224-3656.

Contact  Laurie Earley for abstract submission questions.

2017 Spawning Run


Pack your running shoes! The 2017 annual spawning run is scheduled for 7am on Friday, April 7th, and will be held in the Arcata Community Forest. Registration cost is $20 which includes a t-shirt and a chance at Sportsman's Warehouse gift cards for top finishers. 


Trail map of Arcata Community Forest can be found here


Race map will be available on the annual meeting page soon.


Contact Dylan Stompe for questions regarding the spawning run.


Lodging for Annual Meeting

A block rate of $94/night has been secured at the Red Lion Inn, Eureka. Call and ask for the CalNeva American Fisheries Society rate to get the block pricing.

Rooms have not been reserved, so be sure to book your accommodations soon!

Call the Red Lion Inn at (707) 445-0844

More information about the hotel can be found here


Are you a student or young professional? We need your help ensuring that the 51st Annual Cal-Neva AFS meeting runs as smoothly as possible. 

Tasks: Checking in conference attendees at the registration desk, selling merchandise, assisting with speaker sessions, and more.

Perks: If you are willing to  volunteer for 5 or more hours, your meeting registration fee will be waived and there is limited opportunity for lodging. 

Contact: Claire Ingel with your enthusiastic commitment to volunteer, or if you have any questions.

Deadline to volunteer:  March 5th

Donations and Sponsorship

If you would like to donate to or sponsor the 2017 annual meeting please contact our Fundraising Coordinator Maddelyn Harden.

Thank you for the support from our current sponsors!

Additional AFS Meetings              

In addition to attending CalNeva's annual meeting in Eureka, consider marking the Western Division and National meetings down on your calendar! Attending regional and national AFS meetings allow members to network with a broader group of fisheries professionals which can provide valuable connections  and bring a new perspective to your work.