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Welcome to the AFS Estuaries Section website! The Estuaries Section is an interest based sub group of the American Fisheries Society.

The Estuaries Section was established in 1994 as the primary bridge between the AFS and external organizations and individuals involved with estuarine research and management. We are dedicated to protecting, maintaining, and enhancing the viability of the fisheries and other aquatic living resources dependent upon healthy estuaries through the following goals:

– Advance the conservation, development, and wise use of fishery resources for the optimum use and enjoyment by all
– Gather and disseminate information on fisheries science and management through forums and symposia
– Promote and evaluate the educational, scientific, and technical aspects of the fisheries profession
– Serve as a primary resource for developing public policy affecting estuarine fish and fisheries
– Evaluate ongoing and proposed research and monitoring programs that address estuarine fishes in North America
– Support students and develop estuarine fisheries professionals

2017 Estuaries Section Elections

The Estuaries Section is fortunate to have excellent candidates for our Officer elections. Section members will receive electronic ballots in April. Elected officers will be installed at our 2017 business meeting in Tampa, FL....

What symposia shall we plan for 2017?

The Estuaries Section is looking for ideas for symposia to organize for the 147th AFS Annual Meeting that will be held in Tampa, Florida on August 20-24, 2017. This year’s theme is, “Fisheries Ecosystems:...

Notes from the Field

SUNY ESF doctoral student Christopher Nack (right) working with field assistant Brian O’Malley in a freshwater tidal backwater, studying essential habitat for larval and juvenile American Shad in the Hudson River estuary.  This backwater...