Meetings & Archives

2020 Meeting

“Crossing boundaries and navigating intersections”.  The 2020 Western Division meeting will be hosted by the Washington-British Columbia Chapter of AFS in Vancouver, BC, April 12 – 16, 2020.

In order to advance our understanding and management of fisheries and aquatic ecosystems we will need to boldly cross boundaries and navigate intersections – we will need to go where we have not gone before.  Boundaries are divides that may include technology, methodology, mindsets, disciplines, environments, borders, politics, communications, values and the like.  Intersections represent pathways where these often-separate factors converge.  This meeting will highlight the myriad and successful ways boundaries have been crossed and intersections navigated in fisheries and aquatic sciences to achieve desired outcomes. A special focus will be given on generating outcomes from the diversity of symposia presented.  Outcomes may include publications, proposals, recommendations, agreements, identification or clarification of uncertainties, and other action items.  Generating outcomes within our meeting will leverage collective talent and help us to cross boundaries and navigate intersections for the betterment of our fisheries profession and advancement of aquatic culture.


We invite you to submit your symposium proposals for the 2020 Annual General Meeting. The deadline is November 8, 2019. Checkout the details here: 2020 WDAFS Call for Symposia


Helen Neville and Daniel Pauly will be our plenary speakers for the 2020 Annual General Meeting. For more information, see: 2020 Plenary Speakers.


The Western Division of the American Fisheries Society, Washington/British Columbia Chapter of AFS, and the National Fish Habitat Partnership invite you to submit an aquatically oriented film, photograph, or presentation about the use of images, to be showcased as part of the 2020 Vancouver Aquatic Film and Photography Festival. are looking for a meeting themed logo and need your help. Details can be found here: 2020 Vancouver Film and Photo Fest Submission Guidance and Information Form


Please consider donating your time and talents to help us have a successful meeting. More details can be found here:


Western Division meeting co-chairs: Dan Dauwalter, WD President, and Brittany Jenewein, Washington-British Columbia Chapter President-Elect,


A list of future meetings can be found here and a list of past meetings can be found here.