Southeastern Fishes Council
Dedicated to the Conservation of Southeastern Fishes

Southeastern Fishes Council 2009 Meeting Announcement

Meeting Schedule
Meeting Abstracts


Meeting registration.
Call for abstracts (pdf).
Meeting announcement (pdf).

SFC 2009 will be held at Lake Guntersville State Park, Guntersville, Alabama The park is just north of the city of Guntersville, in NE Alabama. The dates are Thursday November 12 and Friday 13 November. Platform presentations are scheduled to begin at 8:30 AM on Thursday and end on Friday at 5:00 PM, There will be a social and poster session on Thursday evening from 7 PM - 10 PM.

All questions and correspondence about the meeting can be sent to

Important Dates:

This is the first call for registration and submission of titles and abstracts. As with last year, abstracts will be submitted as an email attachment to

The deadline for submission of titles and abstracts is Monday 5 October. All submissions will be taken on a first come first serve basis. If we receive titles and abstracts for oral presentation after all slots are filled then we will request the material be presented in the poster session provided there is space available.

Early meeting registration deadline is also Monday 12 October.

Symposium Topic:

Priority Rivers for Conservation of Southeastern Imperiled Fishes
We will provide a review of the background data on fish distribution to identify the best three watersheds, Priority Rivers, in each of the thirteen southeastern states based on fish diversity and numbers of imperiled fishes. Each presenter will be asked to review their state's fish diversity and the imperilment status of each species. This information will be utilized to determine which stream systems (watersheds) currently harbor the highest levels of fish diversity with the most imperiled taxa. These watersheds will be mapped for each state along with the supporting fish and imperilment data. Information on the current threats to these stream reaches along with efforts to correct the problem will also be presented. Any efforts, ongoing or planned, to restore or improve protection and restore habitat will be identified. If you are interested in helping with this effort for your state, please contact Jim Williams ( so that he can get you in touch with the leader.

Registration (link):

SFC Regular Members - Early registration $70 SFC Student Members - Early registration $30 Non-members - $110 Non member student - $50

Meeting Accommodations:

Guntersville State Park is a very nice facility. It has a restaurant, lounge and wireless internet service. It has motel rooms with outside entrances and covered walkways to the conference facilities in the main building. We negotiated a group rate on the rooms and lake side cottages located about a mile away down the hill from the lodge (on the shore of the lake). When you call to make room reservations be sure to mention Group Code # 1222 to receive your discount lodging rate. The discount (about 20 - 25 dollars off regular price) applies to all rooms and cottages. To get this rate you will need to make reservations no later than Monday 12 October (Columbus Day).

This is reasonable as it gets considering that they are really nice facilities. If you split the lodging it comes out (with tax) to a little over 50$ a night.