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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Announcing the James Wright Award for the 2019 AFS Annual Meeting

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 attend the annual AFS meeting in Reno this year. Faculty, this is a great opportunity for graduate students so please encourage them to apply. We anticipate making two awards... Read More

AFS/TWS 2019 Conference – Symposium ‘Frontier in Genomics’

The AFS Genetics Section is jointly organizing with TWS Molecular Ecology Working Group a symposium focusing on advances and applications of genomic approaches to showcase the broad applicability of genomic data to fish and wildlife conservation and management. We are soliciting contributions from AFS members. We particularly encourage participation by students, postdocs and early career... Read More