2023 Joint Annual Meeting in Farmington, New Mexico

Save the date for the 56th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona-New Mexico Chapter of the American Fisheries Society and the Arizona and New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society. The meeting will be held February 2-4, 2023 in person at the Courtyard Marriott in Farmington, New Mexico.

JAM 2023 Schedule at a Glance

Tentative schedule (updated as available)


For our members who require it, please note the instructions for paying with a Purchase Order.

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Students, please be on the lookout for news regarding volunteer positions! Volunteering can help reduce meeting costs.

Please don’t delay in registering. Early bird registration ends January 3rd!

Call for Papers

No time to waste! We are now accepting abstracts, FINAL CALL to be submitted by January 20th, 2023.

We are now accepting abstracts, FIRST CALL to be submitted by December 23rd, 2022.

Quiz Bowl



Recognize a coworker/employee by nominating them for an award at JAM this year! Recognizing a deserving coworker/employee helps them feel valuedimproves motivation and increases retention!!! Email award nominations to Matt Rinker at mrinker@azgfd.gov by January 16th, 2023.
AZ/NM AFS has 5 awards (criteria linked):

1. Fish head of the year

  • Recognition for career achievements and dedication to fisheries/aquatic resources.

2. Conservationist of the year

  • Recognition for involvement/accomplishments by an individual or group NOT employed in fisheries/aquatic resources.

3. Conservation professional of the year

  • Recognition of an individual employed in conservation of fisheries/aquatic resources for making a significant impact.

4. Kelly Meyer sportfish professional of the year

  • In memory of Kelly Meyer, this award recognizes an individual employed in sportfish management for making a significant impact.

5. Stinky boot

  • Recognition when things go awry in the field. For fun, laughs, glory and grins.

Check back here regularly! Updates will be made as more details for the coming JAM are available.

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