Asian Fisheries Society
Welcome To AFS

The Asian Fisheries Society (AFS) is a non-profit scientific society founded in 1984 by fishery professionals in Asia. The society aims at promoting networking and co-operation between scientists, technicians and all stakeholders involved in fisheries (including aquaculture) production, research and development in Asia. Its ultimate objective is to enhance food security and income generating opportunities for fisheries workers via sound management practices, environmentally sustainable development and efficient utilization of the aquatic resources. More information on the objectives, highlight, past and present activities of the Society are given in the subsequent sections.

Special Announcement

AFS elects councilors to the 13th Council.

The Asian Fisheries Society has elected a new set of Councilors to serve in the 13th AFS Council (2019 -2022) during the 13th General Assembly on 10 April 2019, held at the Iloilo Convention Center, Iloilo City, Philippines.

Prof. Alice Joan G. Ferrer, PhD of the University of the Philippines Visayas was confirmed as President of the 13th AFS Council during the General Assembly. Dr. Ferrer has served AFS as Councilor and Vice President in the 11th AFS Council (2013-2016), and Vice President in the 12th AFS Council (2016-2019).

During the 53rd AFS Council meeting following the GA, the rest of the officers were elected by the 13th AFS Council.
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Congratulations, Prof. I Chiu Liao!

30 Apr, 2019

Prof. I Chiu Liao, a professor at National Taiwan Ocean University who is known as Asia’s "father of aquaculture", is one of the three winners of the 2019 Nikkei Asia prizes. Prof. I Chiu served as President of the 6th Council of the Asian Fisheries Society (1998– 2001). He is also AFS Founding Member and has served as Councilor of the 1st A...

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27 Mar, 2019

13th GENERAL ASSEMBLY ASIAN FISHERIES SOCIETY WEDNESDAY,10th April 2019 VENUE: ILOILO CITY, PHILIPPINES Date: 10th April 2019 Time: 6.00pm – 10.00pm Venue: Function Rooms 3 & 4 AGENDA     Call to Order Reading/Approval of Minutes of the 12th General Assembly, Thailand Matters Arising from the Minutes    Preside...

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Our Goals

To promote effective interaction and cooperation among scientists and technicians involved in fisheries and aquaculture elit vitae and more...

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