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Live video of opening day

Robin Welcomme plenaryWatch the opening day at the conference live at and follow on Twitter with #infish.

Presentation Schedule and Abstracts Now Available

Now available online: Full conference schedule, schedule of individual presentations, and all oral and poster abstracts by theme (see Biological Assessment, Economic and Social Assessment, Drivers and Synergies, and Policy and Governance).

Plenary Presentations

plenary speakers

The past, present, and future of inland fisheries; the role of freshwater fish in childhood nutrition; tribal fisheries management and rights; and sustainable water use in development are some of the topics our conference plenary speakers will address:

New free R working group session

R flyerA free all-day working group session on the “R” statistical software package and programming environment has been added on Thursday, 29 January, immediately after the conference:

Schedule change for conference

Please note that the schedule for the conference has changed–the meeting will now run from Monday, 26 January to Wednesday, 28 January 2015.

General abstract submission has now ended

General abstract submission has now ended. All abstract submissions are being evaluated and potential presenters will be notified of acceptance by 13 October 2014. If you have been invited to submit an abstract, please contact your panel chair or facilitators for instructions about how to submit it.

Inland fisheries at AFS 2014 Annual Meeting in Québec City

inland fisheries posterBe sure to stop by booth #137 at the American Fisheries Society Trade Show in Québec City and pick up a copy of our new poster. And don’t miss the inland fisheries symposium, “Ecosystem Services: Bridging Natural and Social Sciences Toward Sustainable Policies” starting Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in room 205B.

Abstract deadline extended

Good news! Due to several conferences in related fields being held this summer shortly before or after our abstract submission deadline, the deadline is being extended until 10 September 2014. Please submit your abstract using the online form available at

Reminder: Abstract Submission Deadline is 10 August 2014

The abstract submission deadline is 10 August 2014 – add your submission to the great diversity of nations and topics already represented: Abstract Submission Instructions. And please spread the word to your colleagues in all inland fisheries and freshwater-related fields!

Mekong dams will have greatest impact on Cambodia

Mekong Basin hydroelectric development will have the greatest impact on Cambodia, where rural people depend heavily on freshwater fish, especially from Tonle Sap lake. Cambodians are among the world’s highest fish consumers and the proposed dams may reduce the yield of freshwater fish by as much as 42 percent.

A woman sells fish in a Cambodian market. Cambodians rely heavily on fish for their daily protein intake. © Clothilde Le Coz/IRIN

A woman sells fish in a Cambodian market. Cambodians rely heavily on fish for their daily protein intake. © Clothilde Le Coz/IRIN