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#06-17 January 23, 2006

Fisheries Society, Fisheries Workers set Feb. 16-17 for joint meeting in Charleston

The 2006 joint meeting of the S.C. Chapter of the American Fisheries Society and the South Carolina Fishery Workers Association will be held Feb. 16-17 at the S.C. Department of Natural Resources Marine Resources Research Institute located at Fort Johnson on James Island in Charleston.

For specific information on the fishery meeting, contact Scott Meister, meeting chair, by calling (843) 953-9062, or send an e-mail to MeisterS@dnr.sc.gov. The program will include contributed papers on any fishery-related topic. Presentations of completed projects, works in progress, and student projects are welcome.

Submission deadline for oral presentations was Jan. 20. This year an informal poster session was added, but no submission of poster titles will be required prior to the meeting.

Presenters are requested to provide name, title of presentation, affiliation, phone number and e-mail address. Send submissions to: Marcel Reichert, DNR, 217 Fort Johnson Road, PO Box 12559, Charleston, SC 29412. You can also call (843) 953-5778 or e-mail reichertm@dnr.sc.gov.

Presenters should plan for a 15-minute program that includes a question/answer period. As always, students are urged to attend and members are particularly interested in student presentations. Awards for the S.C. Chapter of the American Fisheries Society sponsored "Jack Bayless Best Paper" and the South Carolina Fishery Workers Association sponsored "Best Student Paper" will be presented to the deserving participants.

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