Achieving effective results as fisheries professionals requires exposure to new research and best practices. It requires an effective network of professionals and suppliers who have information and solutions you need.

At this conference, you’ll have opportunities to learn, connect and engage in ways that will help propel your career forward and inspire you to strive for even better results in the areas of fisheries science and management that are important to you.

General Tips

Many travel and training budgets have been reduced, and some agencies and organizations are experiencing financial challenges. To help you justify the expense of attending the 150th AFS Annual Meeting:

  • Outline what you can bring back to your organization to demonstrate the return on the investment.
  • Offer to prepare and deliver a short presentation for your colleagues to share what you learned, so that others in your organization can benefit from your attendance.
  • Be ready with a plan that shows who will cover your work assignments and projects while you are attending the conference.

Justification letter for your supervisor

Download a sample letter that you can easily edit to fit your needs.

Highlights from Last Year