The 2019 NANFA Convention will be May 31-June 2, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson, Mississippi. We will be hosted in part by Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks.

Experience fellowship with other native fish enthusiasts, including aquarium keepers, anglers, snorkelers, biologists, and more!

Annual NANFA auction and banquet

Fish Photography


Location and License:

30 minutes from the Jackson Airport and 3 hours from the New Orleans Airport

Mississippi is home to the 5th highest freshwater fish diversity in the United States. As such, we are planning collecting opportunities in tributaries to the Pearl River, Lower Mississippi River, and the Mobile River drainages!

Fishing licenses will be required and are available at:

Specific regulations for fish collecting have been clarified for us by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP). As always, we want to collect in a responsible, ethical and legal manner. Download the letter clarifying how we can do that here: Regulation Letter.pdf


Registration will include the banquet meal, snacks during the auction, and a convention t-shirt.


See the link below to go to the registration page and pay online. Costs will be as follows:
Adult$100 This covers registration, field trips, banquet meal, and convention t-shirt
Spouse$80 Includes banquet and convention t-shirt
Student$80 Includes banquet and convention t-shirt

Go to the registration page here to reserve your spot!

Lodging Details:

Reserve your room(s) by phone only at the Cabot Lodge Millsaps using “NANFA” as the reservation code, 601-948-8650.



May 30 (Thursday)Check-in and backstage tour of the fish collection at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

May 31 (Friday) Meeting with presentations (8:30 am - noon and 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm) and evening banquet hosted at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.

June 1 (Saturday) Evening auction with appetizers and drink at Cabot Lodge Millsaps

June 1 and 2 (Saturday and Sunday) Guided collecting trips:

Trip 1: Bogue Chitto and Homochitto River
Trip 2: Buttahatchee River and TBA
Trip 3 & 4: TBA


For additional information, if you would like to volunteer, or you have other questions, please contact:
Matt Wagner

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