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

Call for nomination form and AFS Award Nomination form


Dear AFS Members,

This is to formally notify all AFS members and councilors that the 12th General Assembly (GA) of the Asian Fisheries Society will be held at on 5th August, 2016 (18.30-20.30 hrs) during the 11th Asian Fisheries & Aquaculture Forum (11AFAF),Bangkok, Thailand. During the GA, councilors for the 12th Council will be elected and confirmed.Nominations for AFS members to serve on the 12th Council (2016-2019) are hereby invited. The Council normally comprises up to 15 members and 14 will be filled by election. Nominations shall be made in writing using the official AFS nomination form which is attached. The nomination shall be accompanied by a brief biography of the candidate and shall be sent to me by email (preferable) or mail (to the AFS Secretariat) on or before the 30th June 2016.

Thank you.


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Writers for profile pages for Thunnus orientalis (Pacific Bluefin Tuna), AsiaPacific-FishWatch

19 May, 2016

The Asian Fisheries Society project, AsiaPacific-FishWatch, is inviting applications from suitable qualified experts to draft six profile pages for Pacific Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus orientalis), namely the profile webpages for (1) Quick Facts, (2) Sustainability, (3) Production, (4) Supply Chains and Markets, (5) Environment and Climate, and (6) Biology. T...

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AFS - Aquafish Innovation Lab Yang Yi Young Scientist Travel

02 Feb, 2016

Management Organization The AquaFish Innovation Lab Yang Yi Young Scientists Travel Fund (YYA) was set up by AquaFish Innovation Lab, USA to memorialize Prof. Yang Yi, a former senior staff member of the Shanghai Ocean University and a past president of the Asian Fisheries Society (AFS). It is expected to support excellent young scientists to present...

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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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