Final call for papers and posters – Catfish 2020: The Third International Catfish Symposium
You are invited to attend and participate in the 3rd International Catfish Symposium to be held February 18-20, 2020 in Little Rock, Arkansas, in conjunction with the AFS Southern Division Annual Meeting. This is the FINAL call for oral platform and poster presentations at the symposium, including those to be considered for publication within the resulting peer-reviewed proceedings in a special issue of North American Journal of Fisheries Management. This meeting will provide a forum for the exchange of information about the biology, ecology, management and conservation of worldwide populations of both game and nongame catfish species. Previous publications from the First and Second Symposia continue to sell and have served as important references for managers and researchers alike.
The theme for the 3rd International Symposium is “Communicating Catfish Science” and will bring together the last decade’s work on the conservation, ecology, and management of worldwide catfish populations and their habitats. We encourage you to submit your research findings on any topic pertinent to management of catfishes and are actively seeking presentations pertaining to conservation and management challenges. Individuals interested in developing topical review papers are encouraged to contact the Program Committee Co-Chairs to assist with topic coordination.
To submit an oral or poster presentation and for the most up-to-date information on the symposium, please visit the web site at catfish2020.com. The presentation abstract submission deadline is September 27, 2019. Symposium presenters may submit their manuscript for consideration using the AFS manuscript submission portal (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/najfm) and indicate the Catfish 2020 special issue before the manuscript submission deadline of February 11, 2020.
Please contact Dr. Dan Shoup (email@example.com) or Ben Neely (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions about the program and Dr. Tom Kwak (email@example.com) or Mark Porath (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions about the proceedings.
Visit catfish2020.com for updated information, guidelines for oral and poster presentations, manuscript submission instructions, and symposium details.