Become a sponsor and help bring the eyes of the fisheries world to Tampa.  You can make a huge difference!

We invite you to join AFS in our mission is to conserve aquatic natural resources and further the professional development of our members by becoming a sponsor or exhibit at the 147th Annual Meeting: Fisheries Ecosystems: Uplands to Oceans. This event will be held August 20-24, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Sponsorship levels vary in cost, exposure, and exclusivity. Packages are both affordable and robust, ranging from $500 to $20,000+.

The AFS Meeting is the premier gathering place for fisheries professionals. We’re expecting nearly 2,500 fisheries scientists and managers from academia, government and industry to convene in Tampa. In addition to the latest technology and information being presented in sessions and on the tradeshow floor, we provide opportunities for student participation, mentorship, and professional development.

Our attendees are decision makers representing all facets of fishery management and aquaculture. By sponsoring, you will get your organization in front of educators, agency directors and administrations, consultants, and fishery industry professionals.

From pre-event marketing exposure to extensive on-site visibility, sponsoring the 2017 AFS Annual Meeting is a great way to reach thousands from our profession.

Benefits of Sponsorship at All Levels

  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgement in the Program
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgement in Fisheries Magazine (10,000+ readers per month!)
  • Sponsorship acknowledgement at the meeting

Additional opportunities for acknowledgement are available based on the level of participation (Sponsorship Levels), beginning at the Bronze Sponsor level ($1,000 and higher).

We recognize the critical role that contributions from of our corporate and agency partners help in advancing the mission of the American Fisheries Society. We thank you for your generous support, and are committed to offering a variety of sponsorship opportunities that showcase both your organization and the important work of your industry.

Contact the Sponsorship Team, get more information, or secure sponsorship opportunities.
Kathy Guindon

Fundraising and Sponsorship Chair; 727-235-3171

Katrina Dunn

AFS Director of Development; 301-897-8616



If you’re interested exhibiting at the Trade Show, please visit the 2017 AFS Meeting Trade Show 2017 AFS Meeting Trade Show webpage or contact Shawn Johnston,, for more information.


Please make your sponsorship check payable to:

Florida Chapter AFS

Please mail your check to:

Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society
c/o Kevin Johnson, Secretary-Treasurer
601 W. Woodward Ave.
Eustis, FL 32726
For more information on how to make a sponsorship payment, please contact Kevin Johnson at or Kathy Guindon at