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.
The 9th Symposium on Diseases in Asian Aquaculture
The 9th Symposium on Diseases in Asian Aquaculture in Ho Chi Minh City from 24-28 Nov 2014.
Organized by the Fish Health Section (AFS) in cooperation with the Department of Animal Health (DAH), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD),Vietnam.
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E-Newsletter June 2014
13 Aug, 2014
FROM THE EDITOR The year 2014 has been declared as "International Year of Family Farming" by the 66th Session of United Nations general Assembly in recognition of the importance small-scale farming plays in poverty alleviation and food security. The same holds true in the case of small-scale fisheries and aquaculture which contribute substantially not ...
E-Newsletter December 2013
12 Feb, 2014
FROM THE EDITOR I wish all Members a very Happy, Healthy and Productive 2014.During 2013 impressive progress has been made by the Society in all its functions as detailed in this newsletter. AFS in collaboration with its partners through AsiaPacific-Fishwatch launched the first profile of one of the commercially important fishes of Asia-Pacific viz., S...