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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AFS Genetics Section Early Career Award 2022 Call for Nominations

The AFS Genetics Section Early Career Award committee is soliciting nominations for our 2022 award. Details may be found in the PDF announcement or on the Early Career Award webpage. Nominations are due 15 July 2022 to the award committee. Please contact Craig Stockwell Craig Stockwell, Emily Lescak, Kerry Reid, or Trevor Krabbenhoft with any... Read More

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