American Fisheries Society

About AFS

The Colorado State University Student Chapter of the American Fisheries Society is a nonprofit, student run organization. The mission of the CSU Student Chapter of the American Fisheries Society is to enhance the education and professional development of its members to help them become leading fisheries professionals dedicated to advancing the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems.  Officially, we are a sub-unit of the Colorado Wyoming Chapter and national organization of the American Fisheries Society.

Join AFS! Our current members are a very social group and represent a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. There are no membership dues and students are welcome to join at any club event.  Benefits of becoming a member include updates and invites to AFS events, fishing tips, career networking opportunities, presentations from leading fishery industry professionals, and discounted membership in the national chapter of the American Fisheries Society. 

Becoming involved with the American Fisheries Society is an excellent opportunity to meet new people with the same interests. AFS members can participate in exciting events including habitat restoration projects, group fishing trips, the annual College Lake fishing derby, snorkeling local river systems, Western Division of the AFS meetings, the Colorado/Wyoming AFS meeting, and community events. 

Club Meetings: 
Both undergraduate and graduate students that attend meetings can meet experts in every area of fisheries and aquatic biology, and acquire information about academic and professional opportunities. Spring 2014 Meeting and Events Schedule
Live Aquarium Displays:
CSU AFS manages four live aquarium displays to help raise awareness and improve education about aquatic species and their habitats. The aquariums are located in the Wagar Building at CSU and include a tropic community fish display, a Colorado warmwater sport fish display, a Colorado native fish and amphibian display, and a Colorado endangered species display. Check out our display education posters and stop by Wagar Building next time you are on campus. 
 
2014 CSU AFS Club Officers:
Jon Wardell, President, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tyler Swarr, Vice President, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kyle Dick, Treasurer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ben Wasserstein, Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Dylan Kwak, Student Liaison, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Alex Townsend, Aquarium Curator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
  Order the 2013 CSU AFS T-shirt! Contact Tyler Swarr for details or ask about them at the next club meeting.
AFS Fishing Derby

Each year the CSU Student Chapter of AFS puts on a fishing derby at College Lake, hosting anglers from around the region for some of the best bass and pike fishing in Northern Colorado. Ticketed participants are allowed access to an otherwise restricted lake for this one-day event. Prizes are awarded for the largest bass, largest pike, most fish caught, most inches caught, largest pike on a fly rod, and smallest fish caught. 

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