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 Annual Meeting in Baltimore – Registration Open

AFS Genetics Section members Registration is now open for the AFS Annual Meeting in Baltimore! The AFS Leadership and the local committee are positive about the potential safe and productive in-person conference, but there are also options to participate remotely and virtual presentations. The abstract submission has been extended to 16 August 2021 (Submit Abstract... Read More

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2021 Early Career Award

Please submit nominations by 16 July 2021 to Craig Stockwell, Committee Chair, and CC Committee Members Emily Lescak and Kerry Reid. Instructions for nomination can be downloaded here: Genetics Section Early Career Award Announcement 2021 and on our Early Career Award page. Read More