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2016 Joint Annual Meeting of SCAFS/SCFWA
Our 2016 meeting was a huge success, with more than 120 individuals in attendance.
Prizes awarded at the 2016 meeting:
- Best Student Paper (2016): Wiley Sinkus, College of Charleston, "Mercury bioaccumulation in offshore reef fish species from the Atlantic waters of the Southeastern US"
- Best Poster (2016): Christine Michael, College of Charleston, "Life history and diet for six forage fish common in reef and near-shore habitats of the South Atlantic Bight"
- Conservationist of the Year (2016): Forrest Sessions, SCDNR
- Jack Bayless Award (2015): Bryan Frazier, SCDNR, "Site fidelity of bonnetheads, Sphyrna tiburo, to two discrete coastal ecosystems in the Western North Atlantic Ocean"
Planning for the 2017 joint meeting of the SCFWA/SCAFS is underway. Please check back soon for details related to when and where!"
The South Carolina Fisheries Workers Association (SCFWA), founded in 1976 by a group of AFS members headed by Harold Loyacano, is composed of a wide variety of people involved in fisheries related work in South Carolina. Members range from government employees to private industries to commercial and recreational fishermen. SCFWA is headed by a board of officers, elected each year at an annual meeting. The board of officers includes a president, president-elect, and secretary/treasurer.
Objectives of this organization include conservation and wise utilization of fisheries in South Carolina; providing opportunities and means of communication for members with issues concerning fisheries and other aquatic related resources in South Carolina; and promoting the dissemination of fisheries related information throughout its membership and others interested in South Carolina fisheries.
Each year SCFWA co-sponsors an annual meeting with the South Carolina Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, in addition to hosting other fishery related workshops throughout the year.