The 2013 Chapter meeting was another success. Thanks to all the presenters and participants. New officers and award winners have been posted. Wes Porak received the Rich Cailteux award from Eric Nagid (image at right) for 2013. Part of the recognition dealt with his work on sponsoring the latest Black Bass Conservation Symposium that the Southern Division AFS hosted (see podcasts).
The January 2013 "ShellCracker" is available, thanks to Daryl Parkyn.
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The John E. Skinner Memorial Fund was established by the parent society in
memory of John Skinner, former Chapter and Western Division American Fisheries
Society President. The fund provides monetary travel awards for deserving
graduate students or exceptional undergraduate students to attend the American
Fisheries Society (AFS) annual meeting.
Any student who is active in fisheries or related aquatic disciplines is eligible to apply. Awardees are chosen by a committee of the AFS Education Section. Selection is based on academic qualifications, professional service, and reasons for attending the meeting. Travel support not to exceed $600 per award will be made available to successful applicants. Award winners will also receive a one year paid membership to the American Fisheries Society.
Applications are available via the AFS web site (www.fisheries.org) AFS campus representative
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