The Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society includes the states of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. The Chapter was formed in 1968 to provide opportunities to exchange information and support the many other principal objectives of the parent society.
The chapter’s annual business meeting is held in June. Besides electing new officers, AFS attendees are briefed on matters pertaining to chapter, Northeast division, and parent society business. This meeting gives AFS members an opportunity to express their views on the parent society or Northeast division activities or plans and, accordingly, to help establish chapter positions. In this way, AFS members who might not be able to attend parent society and/or division annual meetings, are able to influence their organization’s attempts to achieve its goals.