Standing and Special Committees are essential to help conduct the Society's affairs.

Committees are a volunteer-driven component of the American Fisheries Society, composed of only a few members with a special interest and enthusiasm for a project. Members are welcome to volunteer on any committee at any time! Although Committees are not technically “Units” like Chapters or Sections, they are absolutely essential components of the American Fisheries Society. Standing Committees are defined in the AFS Procedures and exist long-term to address long-term challenges or recurring business. Special Committees are typically short-term and exist ad hoc to address special issues not included in the AFS Procedures.

Volunteer opportunities range from month-long projects (such as reviewing award nominations for the Awards Committee or student applications for the Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program) to multi-year committee chair assignments. Please contact us for additional information or with questions!

Any active member of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) is welcome to serve on AFS Committees.

Click the button above to log into your AFS account and then proceed to the committee sign-up form.