AFS Policy Statement #1: Summary

Summary
AFS Policy Statement #1:
North American Fisheries Policy (Revised)

(Abbreviated. Click to read the unabbreviated American Fisheries Society AFS Policy Statement #1: North American Fisheries Policy (PDF))

Article I. Jurisdiction of Fisheries
Article II. Administration
Article III. Research
Article IV. Management of Fisheries
Article V. Aquaculture
Article VI. Transplantation of Species
Article VII. Professional Education and Training

Article VIII. Public Information and EducationThe American Fisheries Society promotes the:

  • Well-being of North American fishes throughout their geographic ranges;
  • Natural genetic variability of North American fishes within and among populations;
  • Maintenance, restoration, and enhancement of North American ecosystems, biological communities, habitats, and their genetic and ecological diversity where possible;
  • Increased scientific understanding of all aquatic-dependent species, biological communities, and ecosystems; and
  • Actions necessary for the long-term conservation of North American aquatic dependent species,biological communities, and ecosystems.
(Click to read the unabbreviated American Fisheries Society AFS Policy Statement #1: North American Fisheries Policy (PDF))