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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Updated Symposia Due Dates for National Meeting

Hello AFS Genetics Section Members, The deadline for symposia proposals for the AFS 151st annual meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, has been extended again to March 11th. Please let us know if you have or will submit a fish-genetics themed symposium proposal. As a reminder, the meeting is planned as a hybrid event with flexible in-person... Read More

Updated Symposia Due Dates for National Meeting

Hello AFS Genetics Section Members I wanted to send out a reminder that proposals for symposia are now being accepted for the AFS 151st annual meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. The deadline for proposal submission has been extended to February 26th. The meeting is planned as a hybrid event with flexible in-person and virtual attendance and... Read More