There are many ways for students to be involved with the American Fisheries Society!

Join a Subunit or Chapter today to develop professionally with hands-on experiences, award and scholarship opportunities, to network with biologists, and have access to a wealth of fisheries resources.

See which schools have started a Student Subunit

Learn more about all the ways you can be involved in the American Fisheries Society

Sign up for volunteer opportunities with fish biologists around the region

Find a scholarship or travel grant


STUDENTS – check out this awesome list of Fisheries programs compiled by the Education Section of AFS! 2014_MasterListOfFisheriesSchools


The Western Division is pleased to announce that applications for its graduate-level student scholarships are now being solicited.  This scholarship program provides up to $5,000 annually in scholarships to masters or doctoral students in the general area of fisheries science with one to three awards to individual students.  Beginning in 2002, the Sustainable Fisheries Foundation established the William Trachtenberg Memorial Scholarship Fund, which augments the Western Division scholarship program.  This fund provides up to $600 annually to a graduate-level student conducting studies on fisheries sustainability.  Applications for the Western Division scholarship program will automatically be considered for the Sustainable Fisheries Foundation scholarship program as well.  An award committee of five fisheries scientists from the Western Division will make the decision regarding the award of scholarships from both programs.  Scholarship Application Procedure 2015

Deadline: May 1 2015