Call for Abstracts, Posters and Peer Reviewed Manuscripts

About the Scientific Program

The scientific program will consist of three types of sessions: 

  1. Organized Symposia – A series of integrated presentations that address aspects of a single topic or theme. The structure of symposia will generally follow the timing of the regular schedule of technical sessions so that attendees can easily move from one to the other with minimal disruption to presenters and to keep concurrent sessions synchronized. However, symposium organizers will have discretion in the overall symposium format and timing of talks. Note: all individual speakers within a symposium must use the online Call for Abstracts form to submit their presentation. 

  2. Contributed Oral Presentations – Individual oral presentations that are grouped into sessions by conference organizers. These are 20-minute presentations that will be organized within the following Program Tracks: Fisheries; Wildlife; Law Enforcement; Legal; Marketing/R3/Communications; and IT/Licensing/Administration. 

  3. Poster Presentations – 44"x44" printed poster showcased as part of the Poster Session & Reception scheduled for Monday, October 18th from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

Regular Call for Presentations - closed

The Call for Abstracts for General Contributed Oral and Poster presentations is now closed. The deadline to submit all abstracts including individual speakers within a symposium, general oral, and posters was Friday, July 23 2021. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by mid-August, and the schedule will be posted online by end of August

Track Options: 

  • Contributed Oral and Poster presentations will be grouped with similar presentations to form thematic sessions, based on selected disciplines: Law Enforcement, Legal, IT/Licensing, Administration & Business, Marketing, R3 & Communications, Fisheries, and Wildlife. 
  • Oral presentation authors also have the option of indicating interest in an Organized Symposium, either as an invited speaker or if you want your talk to be considered for a particular symposium. Organized symposia will be finalized first and added to the general Call for Papers with “Symposia Overviews” posted to the conference website for reference.
  • We are planning for an in-person event and also want to be prepared to offer online content for a virtual audience to expand our reach. You will be asked to select an in-person/onsite or virtual option for your presentation. PLEASE NOTE: all presenters whether virtual or in-person/onsite will be asked to submit a pre-recorded version of their talk. More detailed instructions on the format and deadline for the recordings will be provided at a later date.

Questions regarding abstracts should be directed to Meg Boera, Delaney Meeting & Event Management

Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts 

When the SEAFWA Journal was created in 2013, some new procedures were created relative to the publishing of peer-reviewed manuscripts. Peer-reviewed manuscripts will be published in the Journal. Review the manuscript submission guide to authors

Important Notes Related to Manuscripts: 

  • Authors submitting peer-reviewed manuscripts for consideration may be expected to also serve as manuscript reviewers.
  • If you submit a manuscript for consideration by the journal, you also need to submit a presentation abstract and present the work at the meeting
  • Manuscripts will need to be uploaded in the online form when submitting the abstract. Authors will receive confirmation that manuscripts have been received soon after the deadline. 
  • Notifications of acceptance for publication in the SEAFWA journal will be sent by the journal editors by late Summer.

Questions regarding manuscripts for peer-review should be directed to:


Dr. Daniel Greene
Wildlife Scientist
Environmental Research South
Weyerhaeuser Company
3477 S. Frontage Road
Columbus, MS 39701
Office: 662-245-5220 

Dr. Steve Sammons
Research Fellow IV
School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Science
Auburn University
203 Swingle Hall
Auburn, Alabama 36849