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2016 Joint Annual Meeting of SCAFS/SCFWA
The organizing committee of the 2016 SC-AFS/SCFWA annual joint meeting is pleased to announce the dates for the 2016 meeting. The meeting will begin the afternoon of February 24th and run through noon on February 26th. The meeting will be held at the Camp St. Christopher Conference Center on Seabrook Island, SC. The natural setting of one of South Carolina’s beautiful barrier islands should provide a fun and stimulating background for our annual meeting. The meeting will include an opening general session on Wednesday, student poster session and social, a full slate of presentations Thursday and Friday as well as the Grand Social on Thursday night.
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.