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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Updated Symposia Due Dates for National Meeting

Hello AFS Genetics Section Members I wanted to send out a reminder that proposals for symposia are now being accepted for the AFS 151st annual meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. The deadline for proposal submission has been extended to February 26th. The meeting is planned as a hybrid event with flexible in-person and virtual attendance and... Read More

AFS 2021 Call for Symposia

Hello AFS Genetics Section Members, I wanted to send out a reminder that proposals for symposia are now being accepted for the AFS 151st annual meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. The meeting is planned as a hybrid event with flexible in-person and virtual attendance and presentations options. The deadline for proposal submission is January 25th. We... Read More