Asian Fisheries Society (AFS)

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1984-05-02 Los Baños Philippines


Founded when Constitution was adopted, following recommendations of a meeting 23-24 May 1983, Manila (Philippines), organized by E-XE5021 - WorldFish.


Promote interaction and cooperation among scientists and technicians involved in fisheries research and development in Asia with a view to encouraging and facilitating complementation, sharing of information and publication of research results; create and propagate awareness of the importance and ways of sound utilization, cultivation, conservation and development of aquatic resources in the region; promote establishment of national fisheries societies and seek affiliation and cooperation with societies, organizations and institutions having similar objectives.


2025-08 | Chennai, India – Symposium on Diseases in Asian Aquaculture (DAA)
2025-02-12 | New Delhi, India – Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum (AFAF)

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General Assembly; Council; Executive Committee (meets twice a year in Manila, Philippines). Includes: F-XF3324 - Asian Fisheries Social Science Research Network (AFSSRN); K-XE0766 - Fish Health Section of the Asian Fisheries Society (FHS). Branches (3): Indian; Japan; Taiwan.


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GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 14: Life Below Water



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