About the Section

The American Fisheries Society, the world’s oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to the fisheries sciences started in 1870 as the American Fish Culturists’ Association. As the profession and Association diversified, it was decided that a name change was in order, and in 1884 the AFCA was rebranded as the American Fisheries Society.  The Society’s fish culture-related concerns are now represented by the Fish Culture Section, formed in 1974 as one of the Society’s first fisheries discipline-oriented units.  The Section represents those directly involved in fish culture and those involved in allied fields such as nutrition, physiology, toxicology, drug development, genetics and breeding, bioengineering and system design, economics, fisheries management and ecology, and everything in between.

We represent the diversity of disciplines involved in fish culture, and we want to represent you!

Join the Section, and enjoy the benefits of membership:

Save money! As a Section member, you save on registration for all Aquaculture America conferences.

Save even more money! As a Section member, you save on continuing education opportunities.

Receive handy tools and other benefits, free of charge! As a Section member, you can request free copies of approved aquaculture drug/vaccine posters and a desk reference guide from our partners with the USFWS Aquatic Animal Drug Approval Partnership Program, and download guidance documents, drug treatment calculators, and other useful resources from our website

Stay informed! Members receive our quarterly newsletter and periodic updates about current events in fish culture via our listserv.

Network, network, network! Get to know who’s who in the world of fish culture.

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