Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

The mission of the American Fisheries Society is to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems by advancing fisheries and aquatic science and promoting the development of fisheries professionals.

La mission de la Société américaine des pêches est d’améliorer la conservation et le développement durable des ressources halieutiques et des écosystèmes aquatiques en faisant avancer les sciences halieutiques et aquatiques et en favorisant le développement des professionnels des pêches.

La misión de la Sociedad Americana de Pesquerías es mejorar la conservación y el mantenimiento de los recursos de pesca y de los ecosistemas acuáticos por medio del avance de las ciencias acuáticas y relacionadas con la pesca y del desarrollo de profesionales en la materia.

هدف الجمعية السمكية الامريكية هو المحافظة عاﻰ الموارد السمكية و المائية و البيئية و ادامتها عن طريق التقدم العلمي ومن خلال تطوير علماء الاسماك ومدراء الثروة السمكية.

Миссия Американского Рыбохозяйственного Общества состоит в обеспечении сохранения и поддержании стабильности рыболовных ресурсов и водных экосистем путем продвижения рыбохозяйственных и водных наук и поддержки профессиональной деятельности в области рыбного хозяйства.

Vision 2020

Global Fisheries Leadership

  • Promote fisheries conservation throughout North America and the world at all levels of government and society and among all levels of AFS by supporting sounds science and networking opportunities.
  • Increase science-based fisheries conservation by interactions with AFS members and government policy makers.
  • Promote fisheries conservation through development and dissemination of public outreach materials.

Education/Continuing Education

  • Encourage educational institutions at all levels to maintain excellent academic programs in fisheries sciences and related disciplines to assure recruitment of fisheries professionals that meet the needs of employers.
  • Ensure that the fisheries professional certification program reflects the integration of many sciences relevant to fisheries while ensuring its recognition as a mark of scientific excellence and expertise.
  • Provide a wide array of continuing education opportunities using innovative methods to reach the widest possible audience of fisheries professionals.

Value of Membership

  • Determine and respond to the needs and opinions of AFS members.
  • Enhance participation of students and professionals at all levels of the society to assure recruitment, retention, and leadership development into the future.
  • Promote diversity within AFS and the fisheries profession.
  • Develop innovative and cost effective methods to make fisheries science and management information readily available to AFS members and all levels of government entities worldwide.
  • Practice good governance and organizational management.