Welcome to the NDC-AFS page.  Most of the files have been migrated over from the old page, and we are working with technical committee chairs to upload new files.  If you have any questions or comments, please let us know (information below).

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 AFS Governing Board –

We need you all to energize your Section, Division and Chapter members to get excited and submit symposia for the Atlantic City meeting.  In the next couple of days an announcement will be sent to all AFS members notifying them of an extension of the deadline for submission to January 31.  We are running low on current submissions and really need to encourage people to get creative, call their colleagues and pull something together.  Every AFS Section should have something on the books for Atlantic City.  There has got to be something that is relevant and timely for your section that would benefit from a symposium at the Atlantic City meeting (if not, you need to really think about what your section is doing!).

Let’s get creative and get people excited about building a great meeting in Atlantic City!

All the best,

Douglas Austen, Ph.D

Speaking of AFS 2018 Symposia, here’s one to consider attending:

Fisheries Independent Surveys: Lessons Learned and Paths Forward

Most Recent April 2018 Mainstream Newsletter is HERE

North Central Division of the American Fisheries Society

Draft Strategic Plan 2016–2019

Updated plan is available for review HERE.

AFS students and young professionals 

Interested in becoming involved in AFS?

Consider involvement within the Student Subsection by running for an officer or division representative position of the Student Subsection. Any AFS member is eligible and interested parties should contact Clint Llyod at [email protected] . The Student Subsection will solicit nominations until Tuesday, August 9.

Newest Bylaws Approved and Posted

The revised North Central Division Bylaws, Rules and Procedural Manual has now been approved by our members and the Parent Society’s Governing Board.  This new 2017 version is now available HERE for your reading pleasure.

AFS Emerging Leader Mentorship Award Program

The American Fisheries Society requests applications for the Emerging Leader Mentorship Award (ELMA) Program.  The purpose of the ELMA Program is to develop future leaders of the Society, and the fisheries profession as a whole, by providing selected candidates an opportunity to participate for one year in activities of the Society Governing Board.  Participants in the Program are selected based on their level of involvement in AFS, as well as their potential for assuming leadership of Society units in the future.  Click HERE for more information.

New Continuing Education Page (under construction HERE)

President’s Blog – President Pyron will not be doing the standard “messages”.  Click HERE to read his most recent blog post.


2018 Joint Meeting of the Centrarchid, Esocid, and Walleye Technical Committees – NCDAFS

July 24-26, 2018, Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, Milford, Iowa.    All details are HERE

79th Annual Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference– Try to make it to Cleveland, Ohio in January 2019!

The University of Alberta Press donated two books for the 78th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference student raffle: TheFreshwater FishesofBritishColumbia, and TheAlgalBowl








Jeff Koch presents Ph.D.student Jason Fischer, from the University of Toledo, a $200 check and the AFS Walleye book as the 2018 Sander Travel Award winner




Janice Kerns (right) of the AFS Ohio Chapter, presented Jason Fischer with a matching $200 check for the 2018 Sander Travel Award.




Dale Logsdon (right) presents Jeff Koch (left) with a plaque of appreciation for his work as Chair of the Walleye Technical Committee

NCD is now offering a new Jobs Board for our membership (see link above in Top Menu).  NCD will post FT and PT positions related to something aquatic / fisheries / habitat / etc.  NCD reserves the right to not post your position if it does not line up with AFS’ mission statement.  Send postings to NCD Website Manager.  For those looking for a job, link is above on the top menu.

Need another book in your library?  Check out the new offering from Nebraska HERE

Contact Brian Borkholder with website comments or issues