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

11th Symposium on Diseases in Asian Aquaculture (DAA11)

29 September – 2 October 2020
Borneo Conventional Centre Kuching (BCCK), Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

The 11th symposium on Diseases in Asian Aquaculture (DAA11) marks the 30 years of Fish Health Section- Asian Fisheries Society (FHS-AFS) establishment, and it will be celebrated in Malaysia. Local hosts, the Department of Fisheries Malaysia (DOF) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry together with the Ministry of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development Sarawak (MANRED), will be organizing the event in cooperation with the FHS-AFS.

With the theme "Land of Adventure: Exploring Aquatic Animal Health for Sustainable Aquaculture", a comprehensive and ambitious scientific programme has been prepared which will include presentations by a range of knowledgeable aquatic animal health experts from around the region. Ample time is schedule for networking, field trips, and social functions during the Symposium. Trade displays will be exhibited throughout the Symposium. DAA11 will introduce a 3-Minute Pitch (3MP) for each session which is an extended form of an elevator pitch that was introduced in DAA10 (2017). 3MP is a great exercise for all speakers to construct research findings and pertinent information into a 3 minute speech. It will expose researchers to initiate their ideas and share research discoveries in brief, simple and clear manner to wider audience.

The Organizing Committee is now calling for online abstract submission. For more information about the symposium and online registration, please visit DAA11 website at . Please feel free to contact our secretariat at for assistance.

Enclosed herewith is the symposium brochure for reference.

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