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The AFS and NCD leaders are saddened to learn of the loss of Dave Willis, distinguished professor at South Dakota State University, due to complications of heart surgery. Dave was an extraordinary scientist, teacher, and colleague, as well as a dedicated member of AFS. He co-authored and edited several AFS books; served on at least 41 committees; was president of the North Central Division, Fisheries Management Section, and Kansas Chapter; and served as an associate editor of the North American Journal of Fisheries Management. His many AFS honors include the President’s Fishery Conservation Award, Meritorious Service Award, Excellence in Fisheries Education Award, Excellence in Public Outreach Award, and induction into the Fisheries Management Hall of Excellence.  AFS Executive Director Doug Austen said, “Dave Willis has had an immense impact on the fisheries profession and probably thousands of students over the years, including me. His ongoing contributions to fisheries management, education, and AFS will be sorely missed.”
 
The NCD Governing Board is pleased to announce that Debra King and Melissa Wuellner have been nominated for the next First Vice President, and Andrew Jensen as Secretary-Treasure (2-year term).  Polls are now open and voting will close on January 20th.  We are grateful for all of you who are willing to run for office and serve the NCD in any leadership capacity!

Mainstream Fall 2013 is now available.

Thank you for your review of the AFS NCD draft Strategic Plan. Thirty-eight members voted with 36 voting to adopt, one abstaining and one voting to reopen discussion. Therefore, approval of the plan passed with greater than a two-thirds vote. Please feel free to relate your unit strategic plans and actions to the AFS NCD approved strategic plan, as appropriate. You may also refer to the Survey Report for input from the NCD members on the current context of fisheries planning in the region.

The revised North Central Division Bylaws, Rules and Procedural Manual has now been approved by our members and the parent society's governing board.  This new version can be found on the NCD governance section of our website, under 'bylaws'.

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