The American Fisheries Society is a non-profit organization established in 1870 to advance fisheries science.


The American Fisheries Society is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems by advancing fisheries and aquatic science and promoting the development of fisheries professionals.

Our current Chapter President, Matt Young, has prepared a President’s Plan of Work for his term in office from September 2021 to September 2022. You can see Matt’s President’s Plan of Work here.

The President’s Plan of Work of Past-President Rob Titus, whose term in office was from October 2019 to September 2020, is posted here.

The organizational documents that guide Chapter governance and operations include:

In order to assess its progress towards achieving its mission, the Chapter conducted a review of its activities to date that supported the 2018-2020 Strategic Plan. The assessment is presented in the 2018 Cal-Neva Chapter Report Card.

The Chapter has several student subunits, each with its own bylaws.  The Bylaws of the Humboldt State University Student Subunit, Bylaws of the Sacramento-Davis Student Subunit, and Bylaws of the Santa Cruz-Monterey Bay Area Student Subunit are available here.  The Bylaws of the University of Nevada, Reno, Student Subunit are currently under review by the parent Society.