Learning from the past, meeting challenges of the present, advancing to a sustainable future

The Ohio Chapter invites you to attend the 150th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society in Columbus, Ohio from August 30th to September 3rd, 2020. Come celebrate 150 years of fisheries ecology, conservation, and management with fisheries students and professionals from across the world. There will be special exhibits and activities that highlight the achievements from all those who have contributed to the AFS mission over the past century and a half. The city of Columbus is the perfect location to commemorate this occasion. Join us at one of the hundreds of restaurants or breweries within walking distance of the convention center or take a stroll down the Scioto Mile and enjoy one of the many parks along Ohio’s longest river. From shows and sports to drinks and cuisine, Columbus has something fun and exciting for everyone. We look forward to seeing you there!

Call for Papers

The American Fisheries Society, President Scott Bonar, and the Ohio Chapter are excited to host the 150th AFS Annual Meeting, August 30–September 3, 2020. Columbus will be a fantastic location to commemorate 150 years of dedication to fisheries science. Join us for special celebrations throughout the conference. The past, present, and future of fisheries science will be on display as we bring together professionals from across North America and countries throughout the world. We will solicit symposia topics, contributed papers, and posters that exemplify the latest research in fisheries science and that will benefit a range of audiences with the aim of advancing the science of fisheries ecology, conservation, and management.


  • > Symposium proposal submission will be opening soon. Proposals for Symposia must be submitted by January 17, 2020.
  • > Accepted Symposia proposals will be posted on the conference website on February 14, 2020.
  • > If accepted, organizers must submit a complete list of confirmed presentations and titles by March 13, 2020.
  • > Abstracts for Symposium oral presentations must be submitted by March 20, 2020.

Columbus Welcomes the American Fisheries Society 150th Annual Meeting