What is AFS?

Mission Statement of the American Fisheries Society:

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.


Mission Statement of the Santa Cruz – Monterey Bay Area Subunit:

The mission of the Santa Cruz – Monterey Bay Area subunit of the California-Nevada Chapter of the American Fisheries Society is to advance local understanding of aquatic ecosystems and the fisheries they support, foster professional development and local collaboration, and carry out local outreach to support aquatic ecosystem conservation through education and restoration.