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Chapter Member Bryan Piazza Authors New Book on the Atchafalaya River Basin

Piazza has compiled and synthesized the body of scientific knowledge for the Atchafalaya River Basin, documenting the ecological state of the basin and providing a baseline of understanding. His research provides a crucial resource for future planning. He evaluates some common themes that have emerged from the research and identifies important scientific questions that remain unexplored.  Download this press release for more information!

Volunteer Opportunity

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and local law enforcement partners will help the public safely rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs by hosting a drug take back program in the greater Baton Rouge area.  This is a great opportunity to represent the Chapter!  Follow this link for a press release and more information.  

Information for the 2014 Annual Meeting

The 2014 LA AFS Annual Meeting will be held May 29 – 30 at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA.  Follow this link for directions to Nicholls State University.  The meeting will be held in 101 Gouaux Hall (building #30 on the campus map) and the social will be held at the football stadium (building #32 on the campus map).  The meeting schedule can be downloaded here. Please download the minutes from the 2013 business meeting and review prior to the 2014 meeting. Book of Abstracts for the 2014 Annual Meeting can be downloaded here.

Here is a brief list of places to eat in Thibodaux!

Officer Nominations

Although we have some officer nominations, there is still time to nominate someone for president-elect and secretary-treasurer!  To nominate yourself or someone else, please contact one of our current officers.  The election will be held at the 2014 business meeting.  Officer duties are outlined in our chapter bylaws.

Need Photos

We’re looking for photos to use in our new website! Please send your high quality photos in horizontal format to Quenton Fontenot. We are looking for photos of fish, landscapes, boats, people, or anything related to Louisiana fisheries!

To Submit an Announcement

If you have a brief announcement or event that you would like posted here, please send the information to our webmaster Quenton Fontenot.