Greetings from the Jersey Shore! The American Fisheries Society, President Steve McMullin and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter are excited to host the 148th AFS Annual Meeting at the Atlantic City Convention Center from August 19 – 23, 2018. Atlantic City will be a fantastic location for this year’s conference, with plenty to see and do.  From beaches and boardwalks, to fishing and amusement parks, Atlantic City has something for everyone.  We hope that this year’s theme, “Communicating the Science of Fisheries Conservation to Diverse Audiences” will stimulate a wide range of sessions encompassing the extensive diversity of fisheries, professionals, disciplines and issues represented within the society.  We have a wide range of symposia topics, and will solicit contributed papers and posters encompassing the broad diversity within fisheries that will benefit a range of audiences with the aim of advancing the science of fisheries ecology, conservation, and management.


  • Symposia proposals are now closed. See accepted symposia proposals.
  • If accepted, organizers must submit a complete list of confirmed presentations and titles by March 9, 2018.
  • Abstracts for Symposium oral presentations must be submitted by April 3, 2018.



  • Those who wish to present in Contributed Papers or Poster sessions at the 2018 AFS meeting are required to submit abstracts by April 3, 2018. This includes Student Presentations.
  • Confirmation of acceptance or refusal of abstracts will be communicated by April 18, 2018.
  • Student presentations will be considered for a “best presentation” award if the student fills out additional application paperwork available here.


AFS does not waive registration fees for presenters at symposia or contributed papers sessions or workshops.

Registration is now open; register early for cost savings.


Symposia Chair:

Daphne Munroe
Rutgers University, Haskin Shellfish Research Lab
Tel: 856-785-0074

Contributed Sessions Chair:

Justin Davis
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Tel: 860-424-4181

Posters Chair:

Jason Vokoun
University of Connecticut, Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Center
Tel: 860-486-0141