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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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

2018 AFS Genetics Section Officer Elections

Hello Genetics Section members, It’s time to select a president-elect and secretary-treasurer. The president-elect serves for two years, followed by two years as president and two years as past-president. The secretary-treasurer serves for two years. We are fortunate to have highly qualified candidates for both positions. You can read the candidates statements and make your... Read More