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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.
Founded in 1870, AFS is the leading source of fisheries and management information across North America and around the world. Learn more about our thousands of members, regional Chapters and Student Subunits, topical Sections, international scientific conferences, five prestigious journals, and hundreds of book titles.
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Whether it’s publishing the latest science, organizing international scientific conferences, or advocating for conservation policies, AFS is working year-round to advance fisheries science, serve fisheries professionals, and conserve our aquatic resources.