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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AFS Genetics Section Business Meeting – 24 August 2021 @ 7PM EDT

Dear AFS Genetics Section members, Just a friendly reminder that our section will have its annual business meeting this upcoming Tuesday. We will meet via Zoom (see link below). The meeting is open to guests (non-members) as it would be for a regular an in-person meeting during the annual conference. We will provide updates on... Read More

Reminder: Special travel award for postdocs to attend AFS National Meeting

Just a reminder that AFS Genetics Section postdoc travel award applications for the national AFS meeting are due by 5 pm PST tomorrow, August 18. Please see the AFS GS Postdoc Travel Award 2021 announcement. Submit your materials to Andrea Schreier ( by tomorrow! Awardees will be notified before the AFS Genetics Section Business Meeting... Read More