AFS Annual Report 


Report from the President

AFS President Ron Essig

This year’s 146th Annual Meeting theme is “Fisheries Conservation and Management:  Making Connections and Building Partnerships.”  A fantastic lineup of scientific and networking events is planned for the annual meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, where AFS last met 50 years ago.

Major AFS efforts in 2015-2016 were to follow through on initiatives started in previous years including fisheries education, communications, policy development, collaboration with international fisheries societies, and society governance. Highlights of presidential accomplishments are…Read more

Accomplishing Our Mission - 2015 Highlights

Report from the Executive Director

Executive Director Doug Austen

The American Fisheries Society has continued to strengthen itself this past year in a concerted effort to provide members with the impact and services they need and expect.  From the development of the strategic plan two years ago through the current implementation of the communications plan, AFS has restructured and strategically hired new staff to deliver on programs that will provide new member benefits.  These critical areas include new directors of communications and continuing education and an expansion of our AFS policy program.   The differences are already palpable….Read more

AFS By the Numbers

Pages of journal articles published in 2015
Attendees at the Annual Meeting in Portland
Attendees at 59 hours of CE classes in Portland
Followers on Twitter

Program Updates