Call For Papers: 2021 NCAFS Annual Meeting
The 32nd Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (NCAFS) will be held on February 16-17, 2021.
Chapter members – you are invited to our first virtual meeting streaming across the WebEx platform. Because of the pandemic, there will be no continuing education workshop, poster presentations, or socials this year. The good news is that there will be no meeting registration fee and we will continue to offer 7 minute lightning talks and 20 minute full presentations.
Our tentative schedule is for the presentations to occur on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and the business meeting will be held Wednesday afternoon. The NCSU Student Fisheries Society will also hold a virtual raffle.
Abstracts should be submitted by January 11, 2021 to both Ryan Heise ([email protected]) and Bryn Tracy ([email protected]). The Abstract Example and Submission Form, which we have used in years past, may be downloaded here.
Topics addressing any aspect of fisheries and related aquatic sciences are welcomed, including, but not limited to, management, research, conservation, outreach and education. Full length presentations will be limited to 20 minutes (this includes a question & answer period). Lightning talks will be limited to 7 minutes (this includes a brief question & answer period). Lightning Talks are an ideal platform for students and professionals to present new projects or programs, results from ongoing work, emerging issues, and other research or management briefs. When you are submitting your abstract, please include in the subject line: “NCAFS Meeting 2021 Abstract”. All abstracts are limited to roughly 300 words and should include clearly stated objectives, brief methods, general results, and the basic conclusions.
If you have any questions regarding the 2021 meeting, please do not hesitate to contact Ryan Heise.