Reminder: 2018 Hall of Excellence Nominations due 15 April 2018

Dear Genetics Section members, This is a reminder that nominations for induction into the Hall of Excellence (HoE) for 2018 are due to President-Elect Andrew Whiteley ( by 15 April 2018 (this Sunday). The HoE recognizes professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of management or conservation of aquatic species and ecosystems through... Read More

Reminder: Coastwide Registration and Abstracts due 10 April

Hello! The registration deadline is approaching. If you haven’t already, please register and send in your abstracts. Registration & Abstracts The deadline is 10 April; you may submit both here. For NOAA employees awaiting group travel approval, please submit your abstract by 10 April; we expect to extend the deadline for NOAA registrants if travel... Read More

AFS Annual Meeting Symposium Announcement

Dear Colleagues, We invite you to participate in a symposium at this year’s annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society titled Integration of Genetic Techniques with Quantitative Stock Assessment and Ecological Models for Resolving Fishery Management Issues. The meeting will be held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, from August 19-23, 2018. A description of the... Read More

Coastwide Salmon Genetics 2018 – Registration, Abstracts, Hotels

Hello salmonid geneticists and friends! We are pleased to open registration and abstract submission for the 2018 meeting to be held in Mukilteo, Washington, 19-21 June. Please see our updated web[page] for information and links for registration and abstract submission (both due by 10 April) through our partners at the American Fisheries Society Genetics Section.... Read More

Conservation Genetics Symposium at AFS 2018 Atlantic City

AFS Genetic Section Members, We are in the midst of planning a Conservation Genetics and Genomics symposium for the Atlantic City AFS meeting this August. It will be general, something like “Advances in Applications of Conservation Genetics and Genomics to Fisheries”, and meant to include a wide array of topics. We are tying to gauge... Read More

eDNA Symposium at AFS 2018 Atlantic City

Symposium Title: Novel and Emerging Technologies in Species Identification and Conservation Symposium Abstract: Conservation and management of aquatic organisms and ecosystems rely on a thorough understanding of species’ distribution and/or community composition. However, distributional and compositional data can be difficult to obtain across relevant scales due to limited resources and potential logistical issues associated with... Read More

We’ve moved!

The Genetics Section website can now be found at In order to take advantage of our parent organization’s website capabilities and security, we decided to nestle under their wing. Our former address at will redirect you for a short time to the new site, but please be sure to update your records accordingly.... Read More

Submit symposia for AFS 2018 in Atlantic City!

Happy New Year Section members: Please see the reminder [below] from Douglas Austen about the extended submission deadline for the 2018 AFS meeting in Atlantic City. The Section usually sponsors 2-3 sessions that are usually well attended. So, if you have an interest in or any ideas about a topic for a session at the... Read More

Save the Date – Coastwide Salmonid Genetics 2018

Greetings salmonid geneticists and friends! The next Coastwide Salmonid Genetics meeting will be held 18-21 June 2018 in Mukilteo, Washington, right on the Puget Sound, just north of Seattle. The formal science talks will begin Tuesday morning (19 June) and go through Thursday noon (21 June), with an informal gathering planned for Monday evening as... Read More