New Job Board

Dear Genetics Section members, please check out our new page for job listings, student positions, and other educational and career-related opportunities: If you would to post an opportunity to our page, please contact us. Read More

Dr. Scott Pavey Wins Early Career Award

The AFS Genetics Section would like to congratulate Dr. Scott Pavey, the first recipient of our inaugural Early Career Award. The goal of the Award is to promote innovative and particularly applicable genetics research, increase interest in fisheries genetics careers, and enhance professional connections among fisheries geneticists. Scott is a Canada Research Chair and Assistant... Read More

Congratulations to our Genetics Section Award Recipients

Congratulations to Stevan Phelps Memorial Award recipients Kathleen M. Fisch, Christine C. Kozfkay, Jamie A. Ivy, Oliver A. Ryder, and Robin S. Waples. Further congratulations go to James E. Wright Graduate Student Awardees Nathan Lucas and Jackman Eschenroeder. Finally, many thanks to former Genetics Section President Jeff Olsen for his service from 2014 through 2016.... Read More

Congratulations to our 2016 Student Travel Award Recipients

Hello fellow Genetics Section members, Please join me in congratulating our student travel award recipients for 2016. This is an amazing group and you can see from their presentation titles the depth and breadth of genetic applications in fisheries and aquatic resource management and conservation. As a side note, the researchers advising our two James... Read More

James Wright Award Announcement

On behalf of the AFS Genetics Section, we are now accepting applications for graduate student travel awards to the annual AFS meeting in Kansas City, MO [please download our (link removed) or visit our Awards page for more information]. Faculty, this is a great opportunity for graduate students so please encourage them to apply. The... Read More

Call for Nominations for AFS Genetics Section Hall of Excellence

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. If you would like to nominate someone... Read More

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