About

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

The Student and Early Career Professionals 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 early career professionals! (PDF, updated 2015)

Governing Documents

Bylaws of the Student and Early Career Professionals Subsection

PDF of the bylaws can be found here.

(Revised May 1, 2018)

Changes in the bylaws were recently approved by Subsection membership.

Procedural Manual of the Student and Early Career Professionals 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