The Texas A&M Chapter of the American Fisheries Society is a professional organization of individuals interested in maintaining high standards for the fisheries profession by insuring that the undergraduate and graduate members of our chapter are prepared for careers in fisheries ecology, fisheries management, aquaculture, genetics, and the human dimensions of fisheries.
The Texas A&M Chapter of the American Fisheries Society focuses on several things: experience, involvement, and service. We try to provide students with knowledge, skills, and abilities that will make them in demand in the fields related to aquatic biology. To this end, the TAMU AFS makes available opportunities such as training and certification in a variety of fields from fish identification to small motor repair; volunteering in local, regional, and state public extension programs for aquatic sciences and conservation; introduction to and involvement with fisheries professionals and graduate programs; internship opportunities; pairing undergraduate students with graduate students with research opportunities; and much more. AFS is at this time working on becoming as involved as possible in as many outreach programs as we can, so even if you are only interested in one or two programs, it is a great time to be a member and a great place to learn about what's going on in the aquatic ecology world.
The American Fisheries Society (AFS), founded in 1870, is the oldest and largest professional society representing fisheries scientists. The AFS publishes some of the world's leading fisheries research journals: the Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, North American Journal of Fisheries Management, The Progressive Fish-Culturist, Journal of Aquatic Animal Health, and Fisheries. It organizes scientific meetings where new results are reported and discussed. In addition to these primary functions, the Society has many other programs in areas such as professional certification, international affairs, public affairs, and public information.
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