Welcome to the AFS Tidewater Chapter website. We are currently updating our entire site, thus some pages may not be available. However, information for the upcoming annual meeting will be updated here as it becomes available.


36th Annual Chapter Meeting

March 23-25, 2023

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

Solomons, Maryland


Late registration now open. CLICK HERE.

Late registration ends March 17, 2023.

Abstract submission ends March 3, 2023.


Hilton Garden Inn Solomons

13100 Dowell Road, Dowell, Maryland 20629


CLICK HERE for meeting program

Thursday, March 23

Chesapeake Biological Lab

4-6 pm | Executive Committee Meeting (Invitation only)

6- 9 pm | Poster Social


Friday, March 24

Chesapeake Ranch Estates Clubhouse

8 am - 12 pm | Oral Presentations

12 - 1:30 pm | Lunch (on your own)

1:30 - 4:30 pm | Oral Presentations

4:30 - 5:30 pm | Business Meeting  

6:30 - 10:00 pm | Banquet

Saturday, March 25

Chesapeake Ranch Estates Clubhouse

8:30 am - 12:30 pm | Oral Presentations

The mission of the American Fisheries Society is to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems by advancing fisheries and aquatic science and promoting the development of fisheries professionals. The Tidewater Chapter is composed of members of the fisheries community from Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. The Tidewater Chapter membership is quite diverse with expertise ranging from inland to offshore fisheries.

Website developed by M. Chad Smith

Updated 3-21-23.