Monday, September 16

10:00 am – 11:30 am, Room Name

Kawika Winter

Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology

Weaving Indigenous Knowledge into Fisheries Research and Management

Gary is a recently retired Program Manager with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources – Fisheries Division. His former responsibilities included managing the Division’s Research Section, Fish Health Program, and a small bit of the Habitat Management Program. He currently is the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) Board’s Science and Data Committee co-chair and has been working on NFHP since 2004. He has been active on multiple Association of Fish and Wildlife Agency committees for over 20 years. On any given day, Gary has worked on topics ranging from 5-micron pathogens to the landscape ecology of the U.S. He worked for MI DNR for 35.5 years in many capacities and professionally for over 40 years. He received his B.S. in Zoology and Physiology with an emphasis on fisheries science from the University of Wyoming and M.S. from the University of Missouri in fisheries management. Gary is a life member and Fellow of AFS and has been a member for 46 years. Gary has served on 14 Society committees, as President of the North Central Division, as President of 4 Sections, as Meeting Chair for 2 Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conferences, and on the Governing Board and Management Committee multiple times.

Hi'ilei Kawelo

KUA, Board President

Great Talk Title Goes Here

Gary is a recently retired Program Manager with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources – Fisheries Division. His former responsibilities included managing the Division’s Research Section, Fish Health Program, and a small bit of the Habitat Management Program. He currently is the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) Board’s Science and Data Committee co-chair and has been working on NFHP since 2004. He has been active on multiple Association of Fish and Wildlife Agency committees for over 20 years. On any given day, Gary has worked on topics ranging from 5-micron pathogens to the landscape ecology of the U.S. He worked for MI DNR for 35.5 years in many capacities and professionally for over 40 years. He received his B.S. in Zoology and Physiology with an emphasis on fisheries science from the University of Wyoming and M.S. from the University of Missouri in fisheries management. Gary is a life member and Fellow of AFS and has been a member for 46 years. Gary has served on 14 Society committees, as President of the North Central Division, as President of 4 Sections, as Meeting Chair for 2 Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conferences, and on the Governing Board and Management Committee multiple times.

Tuesday, September 17

10:00 am – 11:30 am, Room Name

Noelani Punawai

Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Great Talk Title Goes Here

Gary is a recently retired Program Manager with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources – Fisheries Division. His former responsibilities included managing the Division’s Research Section, Fish Health Program, and a small bit of the Habitat Management Program. He currently is the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) Board’s Science and Data Committee co-chair and has been working on NFHP since 2004. He has been active on multiple Association of Fish and Wildlife Agency committees for over 20 years. On any given day, Gary has worked on topics ranging from 5-micron pathogens to the landscape ecology of the U.S. He worked for MI DNR for 35.5 years in many capacities and professionally for over 40 years. He received his B.S. in Zoology and Physiology with an emphasis on fisheries science from the University of Wyoming and M.S. from the University of Missouri in fisheries management. Gary is a life member and Fellow of AFS and has been a member for 46 years. Gary has served on 14 Society committees, as President of the North Central Division, as President of 4 Sections, as Meeting Chair for 2 Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conferences, and on the Governing Board and Management Committee multiple times.

Gary Whelan

Michigan Department of National Resources (retired)

Great Talk Title Goes Here

Gary is a recently retired Program Manager with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources – Fisheries Division. His former responsibilities included managing the Division’s Research Section, Fish Health Program, and a small bit of the Habitat Management Program. He currently is the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) Board’s Science and Data Committee co-chair and has been working on NFHP since 2004. He has been active on multiple Association of Fish and Wildlife Agency committees for over 20 years. On any given day, Gary has worked on topics ranging from 5-micron pathogens to the landscape ecology of the U.S. He worked for MI DNR for 35.5 years in many capacities and professionally for over 40 years. He received his B.S. in Zoology and Physiology with an emphasis on fisheries science from the University of Wyoming and M.S. from the University of Missouri in fisheries management. Gary is a life member and Fellow of AFS and has been a member for 46 years. Gary has served on 14 Society committees, as President of the North Central Division, as President of 4 Sections, as Meeting Chair for 2 Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conferences, and on the Governing Board and Management Committee multiple times.

Chatham "Chad" Callan

Pacific Aquaculture & Coastal 
University of
Hawaiʻi at Hilo

Great Talk Title Goes Here

Gary is a recently retired Program Manager with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources – Fisheries Division. His former responsibilities included managing the Division’s Research Section, Fish Health Program, and a small bit of the Habitat Management Program. He currently is the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) Board’s Science and Data Committee co-chair and has been working on NFHP since 2004. He has been active on multiple Association of Fish and Wildlife Agency committees for over 20 years. On any given day, Gary has worked on topics ranging from 5-micron pathogens to the landscape ecology of the U.S. He worked for MI DNR for 35.5 years in many capacities and professionally for over 40 years. He received his B.S. in Zoology and Physiology with an emphasis on fisheries science from the University of Wyoming and M.S. from the University of Missouri in fisheries management. Gary is a life member and Fellow of AFS and has been a member for 46 years. Gary has served on 14 Society committees, as President of the North Central Division, as President of 4 Sections, as Meeting Chair for 2 Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conferences, and on the Governing Board and Management Committee multiple times.

Great Talk Title Goes Here

Gary Whelan

Michigan Department of National Resources (retired)

Gary is a recently retired Program Manager with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources – Fisheries Division. His former responsibilities included managing the Division’s Research Section, Fish Health Program, and a small bit of the Habitat Management Program. He currently is the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) Board’s Science and Data Committee co-chair and has been working on NFHP since 2004. He has been active on multiple Association of Fish and Wildlife Agency committees for over 20 years. On any given day, Gary has worked on topics ranging from 5-micron pathogens to the landscape ecology of the U.S. He worked for MI DNR for 35.5 years in many capacities and professionally for over 40 years. He received his B.S. in Zoology and Physiology with an emphasis on fisheries science from the University of Wyoming and M.S. from the University of Missouri in fisheries management. Gary is a life member and Fellow of AFS and has been a member for 46 years. Gary has served on 14 Society committees, as President of the North Central Division, as President of 4 Sections, as Meeting Chair for 2 Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conferences, and on the Governing Board and Management Committee multiple times.