The 2022 NANFA Convention
will be June 9-12, 2022
at St. Mary's University
in beautiful Winona, MN
on the banks of the Mississippi River

on this, NANFA's 50th Anniversary
we are going to the home state
of our founder John Bondhus.

Rooms will be available at St. Mary’s University, $55 per room per night (sleeps two people). Click here to reserve a room thru St. Mary's. Address is 700 Terrace Heights, Winona MN 55987.  The phone number for Winona Campus is 507-452-4430.

There are also many hotels in Winona.

Prairie Island Campground, 1120 Prairie Island Rd., Winona MN 55987 is right next to the Friday night event. 

Meeting Schedule:

June 9 (Thursday) – Check in Michael Toner Center, St. Mary’s University. Afternoon activity nearby, possibly in Mississippi River. 

June 10 (Friday) – Registration at Michael Toner Center. Field trips to MN and WI. Snorkeling (and SCUBA), seining, and microfishing opportunities available.  Cookout, hosted by Rough Fish Roundup and NANFA, to be held that night at Prairie Island Shelter at 5 pm.

June 11 (Saturday) – Presentations, banquet and auction at St. Mary's University

June 12 (Sunday) – More field trips

June 13 (Monday) – Return home


BEGIN 9:00
Presenter Affiliation Tentative Topic
Ray Katula, Jenny Kruckenberg, and Konrad SchmidtNANFAWelcome and Introduction
Ray KatulaNANFAJohn Bondhus, Founder of NANFA, 50 Years of Memories
Luther Aadland  MDNR (retired)Restoring connectivity and native fish communities in Minnesota streams
Andrew Herberg  MDNRStatus of federally endangered Topeka Shiner in Minnesota
Casper Cox NANFAAn Aquanaut's DNA
Jennifer Biederman  St. Mary's University Memories of her father Phil Cochran who was a longtime NANFA member
Jay Hatch University of Minnesota (retired)Update on the Fishes of Minnesota (book)
LUNCH 12:00 - 1:30
Mike Davis   MDNRCulturing rare mussels and reintroductions
John Lyons   University of Wisconsin Zoological Museum Orangespotted Sunfish biology and life history in Wisconsin
Corey and Drew Geving Appreciating the other "sport" fishes
Jeff and Heather MarjamaaMinnesota Department of Natural Resources (MDNR)Translocating sensitive fishes to Glacial Lakes State Park
John OlsonIowa Department of Natural Resources (retired)Status of the Redfin Shiner in Iowa
Jenny Kruckenberg NANFA and Minnesota Aquarium Society Thirty-plus years of Darter Hunts
John Anfinson (Keynote Speaker)Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (retired)From Rapids to Reservoirs and Back Again: Restoring the Mississippi River Gorge 

Registration Info:

Click here to register. Payment includes all activities (trips and presentations), Friday Cookout, Saturday Banquet & Convention t-shirt.
  • Individual Registration, picnic, banquet, t-shirt, trips [$100]
  • Student Registration, picnic, banquet, t-shirt, trips [$50]
  • Individual [$100] + Spouse [$35], picnic, banquet, t-shirts, trips
  • Field trips will be in both MN and WI.
  • Fishing licenses will be required for either state.
  • No fish can be kept that are caught in WI.
  • MN rules are summarized here
  • Collecting Microfishing Snorkeling Sites
  • Zumbro River Species List
  • Root River Species List
  • Mississipi River Pools 4-9 Species List
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