American Fisheries Society

About AFS

The Colorado State University Student Chapter of the American Fisheries Society is a nonprofit, student run organization. The mission of the CSU Student Chapter of the American Fisheries Society is to enhance the education and professional development of its members to help them become leading fisheries professionals dedicated to advancing the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems.  Officially, we are a sub-unit of the Colorado Wyoming Chapter and national organization of the American Fisheries Society.

Join AFS! Our current members are a very social group and represent a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. There are no membership dues and students are welcome to join at any club event.  Benefits of becoming a member include updates and invites to AFS events, fishing tips, career networking opportunities, presentations from leading fishery industry professionals, and discounted membership in the national chapter of the American Fisheries Society. 

Becoming involved with the American Fisheries Society is an excellent opportunity to meet new people with the same interests. AFS members can participate in exciting events including habitat restoration projects, group fishing trips, the annual College Lake fishing derby, snorkeling local river systems, Western Division of the AFS meetings, the Colorado/Wyoming AFS meeting, and community events. 

Club Meetings: 
Both undergraduate and graduate students that attend meetings can meet experts in every area of fisheries and aquatic biology, and acquire information about academic and professional opportunities. Meetings for Fall 2014 semester have concluded, check out the Upcoming Events tab for other activities over winter break and into next semester!
Live Aquarium Displays:
CSU AFS manages four live aquarium displays to help raise awareness and improve education about aquatic species and their habitats. The aquariums are located in the Wagar Building at CSU and include a tropic community fish display, a Colorado warmwater sport fish display, a Colorado native fish and amphibian display, and a Colorado endangered species display. Check out our display education posters and stop by Wagar Building next time you are on campus. 
 
Contact Us:
Email: afscsu[at]gmail.com