American Fisheries Society Student Sub-Unit

The American Fisheries Society Student Sub-unit at SUNY Cobleskill was formed in 2000 and is dedicated to Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Education and Conservation. This sub-unit of the parent New York State AFS Chapter is a fully recognized campus organization with its own mission, constitution, budget, events and officers. Officers of this club must be members of the American Fisheries Society and members of the club are encouraged to enroll in AFS.

Canoe trips, camping, ice fishing excursions, fish fry dinners, willow plantings for habitat restoration, a fish and wildlife festival and trips to fisheries annual meetings are events planned by AFS members. The highlights of the last year were trips to the national meeting of the American Fisheries Society in Ottawa and the World Aquaculture Society meeting in Miami. In 2002 at the Baltimore Annual Meeting, AFS officer Brian McDonnell presented a paper titled "Description of predator diets prior and subsequent to walleye stocking during the day vs. at night in Otsego Lake in 2001-2002" which summarizes his work as a Robert C. MacWatters intern at the SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station at Otsego Lake.