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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Banner pictures generously provided by Amanda Ackiss, Jeff Olsen, Maili Page c/o Andrew Whiteley, Eleni Petrou, and Brian Stockwell.

James E. Wright Graduate Award: Due April 15, 2024

The James E. Wright Graduate Award is presented annually by the Genetics Section at the AFS Annual Meeting and is intended to recognize excellence in graduate-level work in fisheries genetics. The applicant must be a full or affiliate member of the Genetics Section at the time of application. Students are eligible to win the award... Read More

AFS Genetics Section Business Meeting

The AFS genetics section will be hosting our annual business meeting next week during the national meeting in Grand Rapids. The meeting is scheduled for noon-1:00 pm EDT on Monday, August 21, and will have in-person and virtual options for attendance. The in-person meeting will be held at DeVos Place – Grand Gallery Overlook G.... Read More