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The Education Section of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) is an association of AFS members whose goals are to:

  1. improve the quality of education for fisheries students and scientists,

  2. promote exchange of education information, techniques, and materials among educators and among educational institutions,

  3. foster improved communication and information exchange among fishery educators, employers, fisheries specialists, students, and the public.

In this website you will find information useful to educators, students, and other professionals interested in fisheries education. The website includes information on the background, governance, special activities, and functions of the Education Section, as well as many links of interest to fisheries educators and students.

If you are interested in joining AFS and the Education Section, simply follow the link on becoming a member.

For more information on AFS, visit the official AFS website at http://www.fisheries.org.


News and Announcements


4 August 2014The latest edition of the AFS Education Section Newsletter (Volume 35, Number 2, August 2014) is now online
16 July 2014A number of documents have been added to the website.  There is a roadmap to those documents here.  Two funding requests have been made of the EdSec, one for the Undergraduate Travel Award and one for the Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program.  Lastly, there are some proposed changes to the bylaws of the EdSec.  Those proposed changes can be found here.
24 March 2014 The latest edition of the AFS Education Section Newsletter (Volume 35, Number 1, March 2014) is now online
   
10 March 2014 The announcement for the 2014 Young Professional Travel Award is located on the Awards page or here.
   
21 February 2014 Information about the 2014 Best Student Presentatino/Poster can be found on the (Best Student Presentation) page
   
12 November 2013 The minutes of the 2013 Annual Business Meeting (PDF) are now online
   
21 March 2013 The latest edition of the AFS Education Section Newsletter (Volume 34, Number 2, July 2013) is now online
   
21 March 2013 Information about the finalists for the 2013 Best Student Presentation/Poster can be found on the Best Student Presentation page
   
18 March 2013 Information about the 2013 Young Professional Travel Award can be found on the Awards page
   
19 February 2013 The latest edition of the AFS Education Section Newsletter (Volume 34, Number 1, February 2013) is now online
   
6 July 2012 The latest edition of the AFS Education Section Newsletter (Volume 33, Number 2, July 2012) is now online
   
30 March 2012 Information about the 2012 Young Professional Travel Award can be found on the Awards page
   
7 February 2012 The latest edition of the AFS Education Section Newsletter (Volume 33, Number 1, January 2012) is now online
   
18 August 2011 The latest edition of the AFS Education Section Newsletter (Volume 32, Number 2, August 2011) is now online
   
24 January 2011 The application for the Young Professional Travel Award can be found here.
   
24 January 2011 The latest edition of the AFS Education Section Newsletter (Volume 32, Number 1, January 2011) is now online
   
29 September 2010 The Minutes of the 2010 Education Section business meeting have now been posted.
   
21 January 2010 The latest edition of the AFS Education Section Newsletter (Volume 31, Number 2, August 2010) is now online
   
24 August 2009 The 2009 Annual Business Meeting will be held in Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday, August 30th at 5 PM in the Belmont Three Room, Renaissance Hotel
   
24 August 2009 View the Minutes of the 2008 Annual Business Meeting (pdf or doc)
   
1 July 2009 The latest edition of the AFS Education Section Newsletter (Volume 30, Number 1, July 2009) is now online
   
29 September 2008 Survey Results: Assessing AFS Student Needs and Desires
   
31 March 2008

The Incredible Skinner Challenge: An Investment in our Future

The American Fisheries Society and fisheries students seek your help in bolstering our AFS John E. Skinner Memorial Fund.  The Skinner Award provides travel support for undergraduate and graduate students to attend the annual AFS parent society meeting.  The Fund and Award are administered by the Education Section, but it is an AFS society award.  In recent years, we have been granting awards to 8-10 outstanding students (up to $800), depending on the yield from the endowment fund.  The Skinner is among the most prestigious, popular, and competitive student awards.

The Education Section recently passed a motion to augment the Skinner Endowment by $25,000 with Section Funds.  We further voted to initiate a matching cost-challenge to all other AFS units to further enhance the fund.

*The Education Section will match all contributions to the Skinner Fund up to a total of $25,000!

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26 July 2008 View the Minutes of the 2007 Annual Business Meeting
   
20 November 2007

View the revision of the process for judging student presentations at the annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society.

Sutton, T.M., D.L. Parrish, and J.R. Jackson.  2007.  Time for a change:  revision of the process for judging student presentations at the annual meeting.  Fisheries 32(1):42-43.

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Updated 29 January 2012

 

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