The Student Subsection provides a place for all students and young professionals in the American Fisheries Society (AFS).  Students who join the AFS (not only a Subunit or Chapter) are automatically added to the Student Subsection for free. You will receive innumerable benefits from joining the Subsection and AFS!

The Student Subsection is technically a subsection under the Education Section, which encompasses many of the fisheries professionals involved in academia, outreach and other educational efforts.  Many of your mentors are likely members of the Education Section, even if they are not professors per se. We encourage you to get involved with the Education Section as well, if you are interested in the educational aspect of fisheries science.

Download the brochure for easy sharing with students and young professionals! (PDF, updated 2015)

Governing Documents

Bylaws of the Student Subsection

(Revised September 3, 2008)

Changes in the bylaws were recently approved by Subsection membership.  Final approval is needed by the Education Section and the AFS Governing Board.  The pending document can be found  here.

Procedural Manual of the Student Subsection

(Posted 10/31/08)

A PDF version of the Procedural Manual can be found here.

President's Plan of Work

Survey of AFS Student Subunits