American Fisheries Society
Southern Miss Student Subunit

American Fisheries Society

History and Mission

The University of Southern Mississippi Student Subunit (USMAFS) was founded in 2010 under the auspices of the Mississippi Chapter and the American Fisheries Society (AFS). The goals of the subunit are:

USMAFS promotes collaboration with practicing fisheries scientists through guest lectures, meetings, and other activities.  USMAFS also works with local groups such as the Mississippi Coastal Conservation Association on public outreach events.

Why join AFS?

AFS is a nationally recognized professional organization and being a member allows you to become involved with other fisheries professionals!  AFS provides a variety of networking and collaborating opportunities among scientist including regular meetings, publications, and funding.  Feel free to talk to one of the subunit officers or visit the AFS website for more information.

How do I join?

See one of the officers for more information.  Yearly dues are $15.00 and include access to a variety of online publications and subscription to Fisheries magazine. 

Contact Information

The USM Subunit of the American Fisheries Society
703 East Beach Dr.
Ocean Springs, MS 39564


Past Officers





Travel Awards

USM-AFS travel awards provide partial travel support for active sub-unit members in good standing that are presenting research results at domestic and international professional meetings.
Details and application form