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No more monthly subunit meetings for the 2014-2015 school year.  Stay tuned for information about new officers being elected for the 2015-2016 year!  You can cast your vote here until April 30th.
This is the portal to the Alaska Chapter's student subunit of America's oldest and largest non-profit professional society for fisheries scientists... AFS!

    We're also the northern-most student subunit of AFS!!

    The objectives of the subunit are to:
  • distribute fisheries information to students;
  • encourage teaching of fisheries science and train fisheries students and workers;
  • and promote the conservation, development and wise utilization of fisheries.

Check out our new-and-improved Facebook page, updated regularly.


AFS fish tank

Our Alaska blackfish student research project is progressing well, we have identified a pond in the Goldstream Valley where blackfish can be readily caught and have caught and fin-clipped a large sample of fish.  In mid-April we conducted a recapture survey, estimating the total population of the lake to be 52,940 individuals. Check out the "Student Research Project" page for more info.

We will hold a bbq/fly fishing outing at Badger Slough in North Pole on Saturday May 2, similar to the one we did last year. Check the Facebook page for more information.

Congrats to those who presented at the 19th annual AFS Student Symposium on April 3.  There was a good showing of students from both Juneau and Fairbanks.

Students: good luck with finals and have a great summer field season!

Stream teeming with grayling in Gates of the Arctic National Park