43rd Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (Joint Meeting with the Alabama AFS Chapter)
General Meeting Information
The Alabama and Mississippi Chapters of the American Fisheries Society invite you to their upcoming joint meeting that will be held at the IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi. The dates of the meeting are Wednesday, February 22 through Friday, February 24, 2017. For more information please visit, IP Casino Resort Spa.Location: The IP Casino Resort Spa is located at 850 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530 along the Back Bay of Biloxi. Directions can be obtained via the IP website by clicking on the "Locate Us" link on their main page.
First Call For Papers: Alabama and Mississippi Chapter members, and associates, are invited to submit abstracts for presentations and posters describing their research and management of freshwater and marine fisheries, aquatic vegetation, nongame species, aquaculture, and aquatic ecology. Oral presentations will be made in a series of Technical Sessions on Thursday and Friday. Each presentation will be allotted 15 minutes (12 minutes for talk with 3 minutes for questions) and concurrent sessions will be held. Participation and attendance by students, inactive members and other interested people is strongly encouraged. Submission deadline for abstracts for contributed papers and the poster session is January 20, 2017. Abstracts will be submitted electronically via the Mississippi Chapter's webpage, which can be accessed through the "Abstract Submission Information and Instructions" page.
Registration and Fees: Early registration fees will be $85.00 for regular members and $60 for student members until January 31. Regular registration begins February 1 and will be $95.00 and $70.00 for regular and student members, respectively. Pre-registration can be conducted on-line by CLICKING HERE. On-site Registration will begin on Wednesday afternoon and continue through Thursday; however, we ask that everyone register online prior to the meeting if possible.
Lodging: Room rates at the IP Casino Resort Spa are $88.47 per night (this includes tax & resort fee). Single and double occupancy rooms will be available. Due to a limited number of double occupancy rooms, we encourage members who are planning to room alone to reserve single occupancy rooms so we can accommodate as many people as possible. Reservations should be made through the IP Casino Resort Spa using the AL-MS Chapters of the American Fisheries Society promotional code: S170360 by going to IP Casino Resort Spa Groups or by calling 888-946-2847. Everyone should reserve their rooms by February 1, 2017 to ensure the group rate.
Meals and Events: Registration covers the welcome social on Wed evening, break snacks & drinks, and the banquet meal on Thursday evening. A raffle will be held during the Thursday night banquet by the USM and MSU student sub-units.
Business Meetings: The Annual Business Meetings for respective chapters will be held on Friday, February 24 following the morning technical sessions. AL and MS will hold separate meetings, and everyone is encouraged to attend.