2019 Meeting

The theme this year will be “Feast and Famine from the Headwaters to the Sea”

Being an aquatic organism in the Pacific Northwest is a constant struggle, whether one inhabits the headwaters or the sea. Some, like sea lions, are enjoying a moment of “feast” where populations are stronger than ever, perhaps even to the detriment of other species. But others, like Southern Resident Killer Whales and steelhead, are on the losing side experiencing “famine” and facing extinction. We invite speakers to discuss potential causes for recent population trends, brainstorm ways we can help tip the scales for populations stuck in a cycle of famine, and share their experiences on the best ways to communicate this critical information to policy-makers.Symposium organizers are encouraged to submit proposals, recruit presenters, solicit presenter abstracts, and direct presenters to submit their abstracts. Organizers are not required to recruit a full symposium at the time of proposal submissions.  A symposium 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 symposia speakers or wrap-up panel discussions.

The Washington-British Columbia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society invites you to submit your logo ideas for the 2019 Annual General Meeting to be held in Bremerton, Washington, April 8-11. The theme this year will be “Feast and Famine from the Headwaters to the Sea”, and we’d like to spread the word of this important topic using a meeting-specific logo. Details can be found here: 2019 AGM Call for Logo.

Selected logos will be recognized during the 2019 AGM Business Meeting and the creator of the selected logo will receive one WA-BC swag item showcasing their logo design plus their choice of a complimentary registration to the meeting OR a complimentary exhibitor table in our Trade Show (total value up to $350, including banquet ticket).