American Fisheries Society

aka AFS   |   Bethesda, MD   |  www.fisheries.org

Mission

The mission of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) 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. Many of the world's aquatic ecosystems are threatened and fish stocks are declining, with many seriously at risk for extinction. By taking well-considered positions on fisheries issues and through its publications and meetings, the American Fisheries Society provides the highest quality scientific information needed for informed policy decisions on fisheries issues and management of the world's aquatic resources.

Ruling year info

1972

Executive Director

Dr. Douglas J. Austen

Main address

425 Barlow Place Suite 110

Bethesda, MD 20814 USA

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EIN

54-0683803

NTEE code info

Fisheries (D33)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

Professional Societies & Associations (C03)

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This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Publications and Disseminating Scientific Research

American Fisheries Society programs include publication of four peer-reviewed scientific journals on fisheries science, aquaculture, and fisheries management; Fisheries magazine; and books on fisheries science and management.

Population(s) Served

The Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program is a paid summer internship and mentoring program for high school students. Selected students known as “Hutton Scholars,” are matched and mentored by a fisheries professional in their local area to enjoy a hands-on fisheries science experience in a marine and/or freshwater setting. Hutton Scholars receive a $4,000 award as well as valuable work experience in an exciting and rewarding field.

Population(s) Served

Our mission to strengthen the profession of fisheries includes ongoing workforce training and continuing education. AFS offers free and low-cost professional education for students, young professionals, and conservation and fisheries professionals. The programs are offered in-person and online. Programs range from reviews on scientific advancements to the field to skills identified as in-demand by employers and graduate programs. Fundraising in this area allows AFS to provide high quality, innovative, and impactful continuing education that is affordable and accessible to fisheries scientists and technicians.

Population(s) Served

This annual meeting is the premiere gathering place for fisheries professionals. Each year, between 1,500 and 3,000 fisheries scientists and managers from government agencies, universities, and industry communicate through oral presentations, poster displays, continuing education workshops, business meetings, and informal socials on topics varying from biology to policy. Additionally, the meeting provides opportunities for networking, mentoring, and skills training for students and professionals.

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American Fisheries Society

Board of directors
as of 6/13/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Jesse Trushenski

Evaqua Farms

Term: 2018 - 2019

Scott Bonar

Craig Bonds

Steve Cooke

April Croxton

Solomon David

Justin Davis

Syma Ebbin

Mark Fincel

Heather Hettinger

Cynthia Jones

Rebecca Krogman

Thomas Lang

Joe Larscheid

Steve Lochmann

Chris Millard

Brian Missildine

Brian Murphy

Christopher Myrick

Wesley Neal

Mark Poesch

Dana Postlewait

Mark Pyron

Randall Schultz

Esteban Soto

William Stewart

Wendy Lee Stott

Andrew Todd

Jesse Trushenski

Lynn Waterhouse

Jacqueline Watson

Daniel Weaver