The Genetics Section of the American Fisheries Society strives to provide a better understanding of the role of genetics in aquatic sciences, fisheries management, and aquaculture; encourage protection of the genetic resources of aquatic species; and promote the accumulation, synthesis, and exchange of genetic information concerning aquatic organisms and their management.


The 2016 AFS Genetics Section bylaws are available here.

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Now Accepting Nominations for the 2021 Early Career Award

Please submit nominations by June 25th to Craig Stockwell, Committee Chair, and CC Committee Members Emily Lescak and Scott Pavey. Instructions for nomination can be downloaded here: Genetics Section Early Career Award Announcement 2021 and on our Early Career Award page. Read More

Now Accepting Applications for the 2021 James Wright Award

Hi, all! On behalf of the AFS Genetics Section, we are now accepting applications for the James Wright Award, a graduate student travel award that provides funds to participate in the annual AFS meeting. AFS will be offering a hybrid meeting this November, with some attendees participating virtually and others participating in person. The Genetics... Read More