Call for Papers and Posters


This call for session topics and papers seeks oral and poster contributions relevant to the meeting theme, Fisheries, Society, and the Scientific Method: Challenging our Perception of Science, Policy, and Management. Click here to download the Call for Abstracts.

Important Program Dates and Deadlines
Symposium proposal submission deadline 11/30/2015
Accepted symposium proposals posted 12/14/2015
Deadline for symposium organizers to submit complete list of confirmed presenters and titles 1/30/2016
Contributed paper/poster abstract submission deadline 1/28/2016
Presenters contacted regarding abstract acceptance or refusal 2/21/2016

Instructions for Preparing and Submitting Abstracts

  • Open the abstract submission form, which can be found here;
  • Indicate whether you are submitting an oral presentation or poster;
  • If giving a paper, identify the symposium you would like your presentation to appear in.  Choose “other” if none of the symposia titles are apropos;
  • If you are a student, indicate whether you want to be considered for the Best Student Paper or Best Student Poster awards;
  • Identify the presenter (presumably yourself), your affiliation, and your contact information.  List your name as you would like it to appear in the meeting program;
  • Use a brief but descriptive title for your presentation, avoiding acronyms or scientific names unless the common name is not widely known.  Limit the title to 150 characters or less;
  • Capitalize all words in the title except articles, conjunctions, and prepositions;
  • List the names and affiliations of co-authors (limit is 5);
  • Summarize your findings in 200 words or less;
  • Check to make sure you have provided all of the requested information; and
  • When you are finished, don’t forget to click on the Submit button.

Click here to submit your abstract online.

Program Committee Contacts

Program Co-Chairs:

  • Cleve Steward
  • Joe Merz

Click here to contact the Program Co-Chairs.