Who We Are

Who We Are

The North Carolina Chapter (NCAFS) is an affiliate of the American Fisheries Society (AFS), officially chartered in 1990, representing fisheries professionals in the state of North Carolina.  With over 230 members, our chapter is actively engaged in fisheries and conservation activities throughout North Carolina.  NCAFS was also named the Southern Division’s Outstanding Chapter in 2003-2004 and 2006-2007.

We are also home to the North Carolina State University Student Subunit, winner of the AFS Outstanding Student Subunit award in 2005, 2011, 2012 and 2015 and the Southern Division of the AFS Best Student Subunit in 2002, 2005, 2008-2012, 2014, and 2015.

We are also the sum of our numerous and varied parts; our excellence as a Chapter is wholly due to the excellence and high standards of research and education of our membership.  You can help make that even greater by joining today; we are made up of and run by volunteers and we rely upon the influx of your talents and ideas to continue.

Our Mission

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. This includes the exchange of information among Chapter members and with the general public.