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Reminder- Abstracts Due February 1.
Symposia proposals due January 20.    
49th Annual Meeting

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 is now open.  Click HERE

Continuing Education will be Wednesday April 8th.  Classes will be announced soon.

Special Workshop:  Fish Passage and Fish Screening: Considerations for Planning, Design and Operation.  To be held in Sacramento April 20-24.  for more details click HERE 
AFS Membership Special!
50% off regular membership dues. FOR NEW MEMBERS ONLY
  • Save up to $50 on Cal-Neva meeting registration. (
    You actually save $10 over non-member registration)
  • $200 off annual meeting registration

How could you pass this up? 


Proposed Symposia
1. Going with the Flow: Maintaining Linkages in Regulated River Systems. Chair-  Scott Wilcox

2. Restoration or Reconciliation?: Tidal Wetlands, Fishes and Estuaries in California. Chair- James Hobbs & Peter Moyle

3. Salmon Passage Above Rim Dams Into the Sierra's and Cascades. Chair- Rhonda Reed

4. Great White Sharks-Chair- Cynthia Le-Doux Bloom

5. Student Symposium-Chair- Denise DeCarion

6. Challenges and Applications for Salmonid and Watershed Recovery in Highly Altered Streams-Cynthia LeDoux Bloom

7. Estuaries and Lagoon: Ocean-Watershed Linkages in a Changing Climate-Chair- Christina Toms

8. Anadramous Salmon Management- Chair-Heather McIntire 
9. Captive Techniques (Breeding, Rearing and Migration) in Fish Management-Chair-Carlos Garza

10. Monitoring and Mitigating Impacts from California's Continuing Drought Conditions-Chair-Michelle Workman

11.  Defining Fish  Habitat-Chair-Joe Merz

12.  Linkages Between the Sacramento River and Northern Tributaries-Fish Response to Management-Chair-Tricia Parker Hamelberg

14. Ecology and Conservation of Native Fishes-Chair-Wayne Lifton

15. Causes and Consequences of Life History Evolution: Where Ecology and Evolution Collide-Chair- Joe Merz and Eric Palkovacs

16. Ecology and Conservation of Winter-Run Chinook Salmon-Chair- Steve Zeug

If you would like to submit an abstract for one of these symposia, please contact the chair. 
Meeting Theme: Linkages
Linkages: Fisheies Science for a Connected World

2015's Cal-Neva conference theme is "Linkages: Fisheries Science for a Connected World."

From Sierra to sea, from local waters to global systems, fish live in a complex world inextricably linked with ours. Our conference will promote understanding of dynamic fisheries and ecosystem linkages, repairing broken linkages in life cycles or habitats through restoration and fisheries management, and forging stronger linkages among scientists, managers and partners.

Second Call for Papers

This call for papers seeks oral and poster contributions relevant to the 2015 Linkages conference theme and the overall mission of AFS. 

Deadlines for session proposals (with complete slate of speakers and talks) is January 20th 2015. 

Deadline for symposium and general abstracts is due February 1, 2015

Preliminary sessions include:

Native Fishes
Drought Impacts
San Francisco Bay
Dams and Managed Streams
Fish Passage

All contributions, including session and presentation abstracts, should be submitted electronically. 

All speakers and attendees must register for the conference.

Students are encouraged to participate in the student symposium (see below for details). 


Format for Symposium Proposals


Symposium organizers are encouraged to submit proposals, recruit presenters, solicit their abstracts, and direct them to submit their abstracts.  A dedicated session should include a minimum of 5 presentations. Time slots are limited to 20 minutes, but multiple time slots (i.e. 40 or 60 minutes) may be offered to keynote speakers or wrap-up panel discussions.  


Please contact us as soon as possible with your concept. Deadline for symposia submittals is January 20, 2015. When submitting your proposal, please include the following:

  1. Organizer's information: Provide first and last name, affiliation, telephone number, and e-mail address of organizer. (More than one person can help organize a symposium, but we will only collect information from the lead person. Provide the telephone number and e-mail address where the lead organizer can most easily be reached.)
  2. Session title: Be brief but descriptive.
  3. Description: Submit a brief (<300 word) abstract that describes your proposed session.
  4. List of speakers and titles.


Format for Abstract Submissions


Abstracts are due February 1, 2015. Abstract submissions must include:

  1. Type of presentation preferred (oral, poster, or both);
  2. Topic area from list, or suggest a topic.
  3. Statement of relevance to conference theme.
  4. Title of the presentation;
  5. Author, full affiliation, mailing address, phone number, and email address;
  6. Name of presenter and contact person if different from first author;
  7. Students indicate participation in "best student paper or poster";
  8. Text of abstract 300 words or less;
  9. Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail to afs.calneva@gmail.com.


For more information go to www.afs-calneva.org 

Contact us at afs.calneva@gmail.com, or Conference Planning Chair Ramona Swenson (rswenson@esassoc.com, 916-564-4500)

Student Symposium

This call for papers seeks oral presentations from undergraduate and graduate students only for the student symposium. 

Cash prizes for best oral presentation and best student poster presentation. Student travel awards available.

Format for Abstract Submissions


Abstracts are due January 15th, 2015. Abstract submissions must include:

  1. Type of presentation preferred (oral, poster, or both);
  2. Title of the presentation;
  3. Author, full affiliation, mailing address, phone number, and email address;
  4. Name of presenter and contact person if different from first author;
  5. Students indicate participation in "best student paper or poster";
  6. Text of abstract 300 words or less;
  7. Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail  to afs.calneva@gmail.com.


For more information e-mail questions to  afs.davis.sacramento@gmail.com  

2015 Cal-Neva AFS Annual Meeting Abstracts due
Feb 1, 2015.

Session proposals still being accepted. 
Please respond by
1 February 2015!

Cal-Neva needs your help! 

Volunteer opportunities for the 2015 annual meeting are many.

Volunteers receive free conference registration.  You must be a student, intern or scientific aid to qualify. 

Please e-mail Patrick Crain- Volunteer Coordinator
for available opportunities!

Please respond by
1 February, 2015!

We are pleased to sponsor a travel grants  for Cal-Neva members  who are presenting at this year's conference, as well as young professionals and students.

The award is designed to encourage attendance among young fisheries professionals, and to recognize presenters who have made substantial contributions to the field through continued education, outreach, and AFS service. The award provides up to $500 in travel support

Click here for instructions to submit your travel grant application. 

Please e-mail Shawn Acuña with any questions!
The 2015Cal Neva Chapter Conference takes place in the luxury of the   Hotel Paradox, in Santa Cruz, Ca.

AFS has a limited number of rooms available at the $135 night rate or prevailing government rate for 2015.  To make sure you secure a place to stay for the conference, please take a moment to reserve your room online
 or call 831-425-7100 (be certain to mention the conference name Cal-Neva 2015 meeting to receive the discounted rate).

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