Welcome to the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies!!
The Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) is an organization whose members are the state agencies with primary responsibility for management and protection of the fish and wildlife resources in 15 states, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. Member states are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Directors of the Association meet semi-annually, in the spring and fall.

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The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission invites you to the 68th Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies at the Hilton Sandestin in Destin, Florida, October 19-22, 2014.
IN THE NEWS

SEAFWA is Hiring for the Position of Executive Secretary
The Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) is offering a contract for the services of an Executive Secretary to SEAFWA. SEAFWA is an organization whose members are the state agencies with primary responsibility for management and protection of the fish and wildlife resources in 15 southeastern states, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. SEAFWA works collaboratively with the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, other regional associations, other governmental agencies and citizens' organizations in pursuing mutual goals benefiting fish and wildlife resources. The Association maintains a variety of committees consisting of fish and wildlife professionals who explore and analyze a wide range of issues and factors affecting fish and wildlife resources and make recommendations as appropriate. SEAFWA also sponsors cooperative fish and wildlife programs among member states and other entities to address issues of mutual interest and to benefit fish and wildlife resources. Click here to read the full job description. The deadline to submit letters of interest is August 30.

New Commissioner in Kentucky
The Kentucky Fish & Wildlife Commission appointed Gregory Johnson to serve as the Departmentís new Commissioner. On May 16th, he became the eighth head of the agency in its 70-year history. Johnson retired in 2011 after over 30 years with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. He received a bachelorís degree in wildlife management with minors in fisheries and chemistry in 1979. Johnson grew up farming in Wasco, Illinois and worked as a fishing guide, Forest Service biologist, and in a variety of capacities with the SCS/NRCS before finishing his career as director of the Financial Assistance Program Division. He is a lifelong hunter, angler and outdoorsman.

New Director in Arkansas
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has selected Mike Knoedl as its new director. Knoedl, currently a deputy director within Game and Fish, was a wildlife officer for 23 years before becoming a field supervisor in 1998. He succeeds Loren Hitchcock, who announced in April that he would retire but extended his directorship until a replacement was found.

Hunting, Fishing and Wildife Recreation Participation Committee Report
Click here to download the SEAFWA HFWP Committee Report on recruitment and retention of hunters, fishermen and other fish and wildlife users in the Southeast. The report identifies top recruitment and retention programs among the Southeastern states and addresses the charge and goals of the Committee.

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