Travel award available for Fisheries Society conference

The Alaska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society is offering a monetary Cultural Travel Award for an Alaska Native or other minority person to cover travel expenses to attend the 2011 Annual AFS Chapter Conference, November 14-18, 2011 in Girdwood, Alaska.

Applications are available online, and must be received by September 30.

The theme of the annual meeting is “Fisheries in Today’s Alaska: Integrating Fish, Habitat, and People.” The meeting theme will be evident throughout the array of topics covered in the 12 paper sessions and the poster session. All sessions are currently open for presentation submission. Topics will include:

  • Tying Habitat to Ecosystem Processes and Fisheries Health
  • Genetics, Genomics, and the Sustainability of Alaska’s Fish Resources
  • Fisheries Education and Outreach:
  • Reaching out to Youth in Alaska and Reeling in Fish Biologists of the Future
  • Cross Connection: Adapting and Integrating Principles of Management and Conservation
  • Sustainable Fisheries: Utilization, Economics, and Governance
  • Freshwater Ecology: Describing the “Cogs and Wheels” of Freshwater Fish Ecosystems
  • Marine Fisheries Ecology
  • Marine Invertebrates in Alaska
  • Spatial Dynamics and Analyses in Fisheries
  • Working With Subsistence Communities: The Partners for Fisheries Monitoring Program
  • Herring Research and Management