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No more monthly subunit meetings for the 2014-2015 school year.  Stay tuned for the 2015-2016 year, and potential presenters start thinking about the state-wide annual AFS meeting in November in Homer, AK.
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.



News

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 held a bbq/fly fishing outing at Badger Slough in North Pole on Saturday May 2, similar to the one we did last year. Everybody caught some grayling and we had wild game bbq! 

Also, congratulations to Fisheries students who graduated in 2015: Mac Campbell, Jason Neuswanger, Trevor Haynes, Ben Gray, Kurt Heim, Jeremy Hadden, Shamariah Hale, Rodney Hobby, and Genevieve Johnson.

The subunit is hosting the Fly Fishing Film Tour as a fundraiser for student club operations and our Alaska blackfish research project.  The film tour will be shown at the Murie Auditorium on campus on June 6 at 7:00 PM-- check our facebook page for more details or buy tickets here!

Students: make sure you sign up for fall 2015 classes, and have a great summer field season!






Stream teeming with grayling in Gates of the Arctic National Park