*NEW* Native Fish of Alaska Series T-Shirt!


Coming to a Chapter Conference near you- a new Fishes of Alaska t-shirt Based on voting tallied at the 2014 AK Chapter meeting in Juneau, the newest t-shirt in the Fishes of Alaska AFS series is the Pacific Spiny Lumpsucker! Men and women's shirts will be available at the Homer meeting. Designed by Karen Lybrand, who lived in Alaska for 22 years before returning to her home state of Maine. … Read More

2015 Continuing Education Classes

© ADF&G - photo credit Audra Brase

We have six great workshops lined up in Homer this year. For class details click HERE … Read More

Seeking Proposals for Session Topics and Session Chairs

© ADF&G - photo credit Audra Brase

The Program Committee is currently seeking proposals for session topics and session chairs for the November meeting. Each day of the meeting will feature concurrent sessions relating to a conference-wide theme of sustainability of fisheries ecosystems, economy, and management. … Read More

2015 Chapter Meeting in Homer

Homer evening

The 2015 meeting of the AFS Alaska Chapter will be held at “The End of the Road” in Homer, Alaska during November 2-6 at the Alaska Islands and Oceans Visitor Center. The working theme is: Alaska's Fisheries at a Crossroads: From the Past, Looking to the Future. … Read More

Chapter Award Nominations Extended to April 30

Theresa Tanner presenting Chapter Service Award to Ray Hander

The Alaska Chapter is currently soliciting nominations for the Meritorious Service Award (MSA), the Chapter Service Award (CSA), the Almost Darwin Award, and the Wally Noerenberg Award for Fishery Excellence. … Read More

Juneau Meeting a great success

2014 Program Art

This was the largest Alaska Chapter meeting ever with 437 attendees and co-hosted with AWRA and SEAKFHP with 215 oral presentations and 47 posters. The First Annual Alaskan Film festival occurred at the welcome social and was hosted by SEAKFHP with 25 fishery & habitat related films. Banquet speaker was Travis Rummel the film maker from Felt Soul Media with the movies of DamNation, Red … Read More

Over $6,300 raised for Student Travel Fund

Over $6,300 was raised for the Student Travel Fund through the 2014 silent and call out auctions! THANK YOU to everyone who bid, your contributions will enable the chapter to continue to offer students the opportunity to attend our Chapter Meetings for free or at reduced rates. … Read More

2014 Student/ Young Professional Award Winners

Crab pots

Cultural Diversity Travel Scholarship Winners (travel to the AFS AK Chapter Meeting in Juneau): Molly McCarthy, UAA … Read More

AFS AK Chapter Listserve

Dolly Varden

Akchap (Alaska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society) is an e-mail list. Subscriptions are limited to AFS Alaska Chapter members. Mailing list is updated quarterly by comparing the list against Chapter membership list. … Read More

Guidelines for First Annual Alaska Fish Film Festival


The Southeast Alaska Fish Habitat Partnership will be hosting the first annual Alaska Fish Film Festival during the annual meeting of the Alaska Chapters of the American Fisheries Society and American Water Resources Association in Juneau (October 20–24, 2014). … Read More