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 an AFS Genetics Section Postdoc Travel Award

The Genetics Section Ex Comm would like to again make travel funding available for postdocs looking to attend the 2022 AFS meeting in Spokane 21-25 August 2022. Several awards will be made, with $500 given for in person attendance and $300 for virtual attendance (cost of virtual attendance for early career professionals). Please indicate if... Read More

Announcing the James Wright Award for the 2022 AFS National Meeting

We are now accepting applications for the James Wright Award, a graduate student travel award that provides funds to participate in the annual AFS meeting. This year’s annual meeting will be in Spokane from 21-25 August 2022. There will be a virtual attendance option, so students, please indicate in your application whether you will be... Read More