The Georgia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (GA-AFS) was formed in 1986. Prior to that time, fisheries professionals in Georgia were organized as the Georgia Fisheries Workers Association (GFWA). GA-AFS, like the GWFA before it, is the premier fisheries professional organization in the State of Georgia.

With over 180 members annually, GA-AFS is dedicated to the promotion of sound fisheries science and the development of our fisheries professionals.  Membership in the Georgia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society is open to anyone interested in the progress of fisheries science and education, and the conservation and management of fisheries resources in Georgia.  Our members come from throughout the Southeast, ranging from natural resource managers, aquaculturists, researchers, conservationists, and numerous biological disciplines; and representing state and federal government, academia, private consulting, industry, and recreational fishing interests.

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