40th Annual Larval Fish Conference

Solomons, MD

June 19 -23, 2016

We look forward to welcoming you to the 40th Annual Larval Fish Conference. The conference will be held at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) in Solomons, MD - which was also host the 8th Larval Fish Conference.


Conference Photo

Larval Fish Course Photo

Houde Collaborators Photo

Houde Students and Post Docs Photo

Registrant details

Over the three and a half days of the conference we will feature six theme sessions and contributed sessions. The theme sessions are :

which were chosen, in part, to celebrate the career and contributions of Dr. Ed Houde, who has long been the mainstay of fisheries research at CBL. For more about each session, please email the session organizers. You can see the abstracts we have already received (as of June 16 @ 22:00 Zulu) here

Attending the 40th Annual Larval Fish Conference is a three-step process. First, register for the conference. Second reserve your hotel. Finally, submit an abstract for a talk in one of the sessions or poster. Follow the links for each step below to complete the process.


Registration is being handled by a commercial partner. Registration is $395 USD for full members and $200 USD for students.


Hotel Reservations

The Holiday Inn in Solomons is the conference hotel and we are holding a group of rooms under the group ID LFC. Rooms are either king beds, or two queen beds. Both types of rooms are $124.99 USD per night. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel.


Submitting an abstract

Those wanting to submit an abstract to one of the theme sessions or to a contributed session, please follow the instructions on the link provided. The abstract deadline is May 19, 2016. Please note, if you have not registered before April 19, you will have to pay higher registration.


Student Travel Grants

Student travel awards are available from ELHS. See link for details of application


Getting Here

Solomons is about 50 miles, southeast of Washington DC. For those flying within the US, flights to BWI are most convenient. For those flying internationally, Washington Dulles (IAD) has the most connections, although there British Airways, Norwegian, Air Canada and WOW Air all fly into BWI. Hiring a car is the best way to come down, although we will try to offer a limited shuttle service. You can find out more about Solomons here

Getting in touch

The conference is being organized by Tom Miller and Dave Secor at CBL.