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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Genetics Section Business Meeting at the AFS Annual Meeting

Section members: Please note the time and date of the Section’s business meeting. We are meeting on Monday, August 20, from 5:30-6:30pm in Room 414 of the Atlantic City Convention Center. An agenda will be posted in the next 2-3 weeks. Cheers, Wendylee Stott wstott@usgs.gov Read More

James Wright Award Winners

Congratulations to this year’s James Wright award winners, Shannon White and Nathaniel Marshall! The awards will be presented at the Genetic Section’s business meeting during the AFS Annual Meeting in Atlantic City. If you are attending, please come to the business meeting to congratulate the winners in person. Thanks also go to the selection committee... Read More