Membership Dues

MN AFS Annual Dues

Annual membership fees for the MN AFS Chapter are $10.00 for non-students.  Students receive a free membership.

MN AFS Annual Membership Form

MN AFS Membership Benefits

  • Keep up with the latest in fisheries science in Minnesota.
    • Receive the biannual MN AFS Newsletter.
  • Attend and participate in the MN AFS Annual Meeting, where professionals from around the state come together to share current research, problem solve, and discuss fisheries management techniques.
    • Network with colleagues from around the state and region.
  • Strengthen your skills and build your resume.
    • Participate in Continuing Education workshops.
    • Gain leadership experience and organizational skills through serving on standing committees or Executive Committees.
  • Be recognized for your hard work through various Chapter awards.
    • Award of Excellence.
    • Best Paper Award.
    • Best Student Paper Award.
    • Best Poster Award.
  • Share your research.
    • Present a talk or poster at the MN AFS Annual Meeting.
    • Highlight your work in our biannual Newsletter.
  • Get involved in work that matters to you.
    • Run for President of the Chapter.
    • Serve as a representative on the Executive Committee.
    • Chair or join one of the 9 Standing Committees.
    • Establish or join at Student SubUnit at your MN university or college.

AFS (Parent Society) Dues

We encourage membership in the Parent Society of the American Fisheries Society.  If you join the Parent Society, they will bill your MN AFS dues automatically and send the money to the MN AFS Chapter.

Look here to decide what type of membership is right for you!

AFS (Parent Society) Membership Benefits

  • Keep up with the latest in fisheries science.
    • Access AFS journals online for free.
    • Receive the popular member magazine, Fisheries, every month.
    • Attend and participate in the AFS Annual Meeting, where professionals from around the world come together to share current research, culture and management concepts.
  • Strengthen your skills and build your resume.
    • Become certified as an official Fisheries Associate or Professional through Professional Certification.
    • Participate in Continuing Education workshops held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting (and soon to be available online).
    • Build editorial experience by serving as a peer reviewer or on an editorial board.
    • Gain leadership experience and organizational skills through serving on working committees or Executive Committees (e.g., President).
  • Be recognized for your hard work.
    • Earn prestigious awards recognizing excellence in science, teaching, public outreach, and other categories.
    • Receive support for travel to meetings and workshops.
  • Network with colleagues from around the world.
  • Share and disseminate your work.
    • Publish peer-reviewed manuscripts in some of the most highly-respected fisheries journals in the world.
    • Present a talk or poster at the AFS Annual Meeting, Division meetings and associated conferences, and Chapter meetings.
    • Get involved in a Technical Committee within your Division.
    • Publish work from a symposium in peer-reviewed proceedings, which often become the go-to references for years to come.
  • Get involved in work that matters to you.
    • Join one of our 23 special interest Sections and collaborate with like-minded professionals from around the world.
    • Keep up with colleagues nearest to you by joining your local Chapter and regional Division.
    • Grow your network by attending meetings and getting involved in special projects, and access that network through our members-only directory.
    • Enjoy volunteer service opportunities and help set industry standards.
  • Save money and find new career opportunities.
    • Members receive free online journals.
    • Receive major discounts on meeting registration and apply for travel award opportunities to offset meeting costs. Discounts are even bigger for students and young professionals!
    • Enjoy discounts on books, symposium proceedings, and other publications through the AFS Bookstore.
    • Request the members-only waiver for publication fees for journal articles.
    • AFS membership shows your commitment to the profession and helps you get hired by employers.
    • Access job listings and learn from AFS mentors.

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