Genetics Section Travel Award to the FSBI Annual Symposium

The AFS Genetics Section is sponsoring a travel award to the Fisheries Society of the British Isles Annual Symposium on “Fish, Genes and Genomes” to be held in Bangor, North Wales, UK, from 18-22 July 2016! Please download the eligibility requirements and application guidelines: (link removed). Please also visit the symposium website for additional conference... Read More

New Award Opportunity

Announcing a new award opportunity called the Genetics Section Early Career Award for fisheries geneticists in the early career stage. Details, including eligibility requirements and nomination procedures, can be found on our Awards page at Please note the nomination deadline of 10 June 2016. Read More

The AFS 2016 Annual Meeting is Coming

The AFS 2016 meeting will be here before you know it. The Genetics Section is always interested in sponsoring symposia. So, please consider organizing one this year. The Section Excomm is always ready and willing to help in any way we can. Have a great holiday and we hope to see you in Kansas City!... Read More

Congratulations to Our 2015 Awardees!

Please join us in welcoming our Genetics Section Hall of Excellence Inductees for 2015: Bernie May, David Philipp, Gary Thorgaard, and Robin Waples. Find out more on our Hall of Excellence page. Please also congratulate Phelps Awardee Will Satterthwait and Wright Awardees Kari Dammerman and John Hargrove. A description of their work can be found... Read More

Aquaculture America 2016 Special Session Call for Papers

Dear colleagues, We are soliciting speakers for a special session to be held next February at the Aquaculture 2016 conference in Las Vegas, NV, focused on “Managing the Genetic Risk of Escapes from Aquaculture.” Based on mutual interest in exploring the genetic benefits and risks associated with aquaculture, experts in the United States, Canada, and... Read More

Genetics Section Meeting Agenda Available for Download

Dear Genetics Section Members, For those of you traveling to Portland, OR, for the AFS Annual Meeting this coming week, this is a reminder that the Genetics Section Business Meeting will be taking place on Monday, 17 August, 2015, at 5:30pm in Room E-147 at the Oregon Convention Center. If you are planning on attending... Read More

Proposed bylaws amendments and new award

In early September, the executive committee will ask Section members to approve three amendments to the Genetics Section bylaws. Two of these are “house keeping” amendments in that they formalize standing committees for the Section’s established awards (James E. Wright graduate award and Stevan Phelps memorial award). The third amendment creates a standing committee for... Read More

Hall of Excellence Nominations Due June 15

The AFS Genetics Section Hall of Excellence recognizes professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of management or conservation of aquatic species and ecosystems through the application of genetics tools, techniques, or theory. Up to three inductees are entered into the Hall of Excellence per year. For our inaugural year in 2014, Fred... Read More