Mark your calendars! Catfish 2020 will be February 18-20, 2020 at the Little Rock Marriott in downtown. We will have a welcome social the evening of the 18th and then have presentations the 19th and 20th. Because we will be meeting right before the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society's annual meeting (February 20-23 at the same venue), February 20 will be an overlap day for the two conferences. Call for abstracts is below; be sure to check back periodically for updates, including information on lodging and registration.
Catfish 2020 will provide a forum for the exchange of information about the biology, ecology, management and conservation of worldwide populations of both game and non-game catfish species. Previous publications from the first and second symposia continue to sell and have been solid reference sources for managers and researchers alike. The theme for the third symposium is “Communicating Catfish Science” and will bring together the last decade’s work on the conservation, ecology and management of worldwide catfish populations and their habitats. We encourage you to submit your research findings on any topic pertinent to management of catfishes, and are actively seeking presentations pertaining to conservation and management challenges. Individuals interested in developing topical review papers are encouraged to contact the Program Committee Co-Chairs to assist with topic coordination.