WCFS Members

 

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Credit: NOAA

 American Fisheries Society

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The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is the world’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to strengthening the fisheries profession, advancing fisheries science, and conserving fisheries resources. 425 Barlow Place
Bethesda, MD 20814
USA
Email: Doug Austen
(301) 897-8616

Australian Society for Fish Biology

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The Australian Society For Fish Biology was founded in 1971 with the intention of promoting fish studies and the interchange of information between fish biologists in a relaxed but effective manner. Annual Conferences have been held once every year since the Society’s inception. They are now the highlight of the Society’s calendar, providing a forum for members around Australia to meet and discuss their work.Since the first conference conducted by the Society in its own right, at Port Stephens in 1975, succeeding conferences have continued to be conducted most successfully, and in a relatively informal atmosphere despite consistent growth in both attendances and programs.To enhance its contribution to research, conservation and management of fish and their habitats in Australia, the Society decided to organise and hold workshops on specific topics in conjunction with it’s annual conferences. The first such workshop, a two-day event on Australian Threatened Fishes, was held at the Arthur Rylah Institute, Melbourne, immediately prior to the Society’s annual conference held in that city in 1985.In addition to these major workshops, another series of workshops on fish collection management, organised independently by museum-affiliated members but held under the auspices of the Society, was initiated with a one-day program immediately after the 1985 Melbourne conference.The Society currently publishes a newsletter twice a year, which contains information of interest to the Society membership, including notices and information on Society activities and a bibliography of publications by Society members. The proceedings of Society-held workshops are usually produced separately as special publications, often with the assistance of other government and non-government organisations. Western Australian Fisheries and Marine Research Laboratories
Department of Fisheries
PO Box 20, North Beach WA 6920
Australia
Phone:  +61 8 9203 0191
Email: president@asfb.org.au

Canadian Aquatic Resources Section
of the American Fisheries Society

CARS is an association of members of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) who share concerns for fisheries and other aquatic resources in Canada. The section was initiated in 1991 to provide a forum for discussion of Canadian issues and the future of the fisheries profession in Canada, and to facilitate an expansion of AFS services to Canadian members. Contact Representative:
Steve Cooke
Email: Steven_Cooke@carleton.ca

Fisheries Society of the British Isles

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The FSBI is an international, non-political, learned society, based in the United Kingdom, that supports scientific activity in fish biology and management through charitable sponsorship. Membership is open to anyone interested in these objectives.We are registered in the United Kingdom as a charity (Number: 256475) and are affiliated to the Society of Biology and the Society for Science and Technology.The Society’s objectives are more formally stated in its Constitution, but in brief it aims to encourage, promote and support all branches of fish biology, and fisheries science and conservation. In furtherance of these objectives, the Society shall have the powers to:

  • convene and provide financial support for meetings on appropriate aspects of fish biology and fisheries science and conservation;
  • disseminate research and technical information through the agency of the Society’s journal the Journal of Fish Biology and by other means;
  • support research in, or connected with, fish biology and fisheries management, including the provision of travel bursaries, PhD studentships, small research grants and sponsorship;
  • collect and disseminate information on all matters affecting the activities mentioned and exchange such information with other bodies having similar objects whether in this country or overseas.
FSBI Administrative Office
c/o Charity & Social Enterprise Unit Brabners Horton House Exchange Flags Liverpool L2 3YL UK
Contact: FSBI Administrator
Tel.: +44 (0)151 600 3362
Email: president@fsbi.org.uk

Indian Society of Fisheries Professionals

The Japanese Society of Fisheries Science (JSFS)

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The Japanese Society of Fisheries Science (JSFS) was established in 1932 and is a non-profit registered charity, dedicated to the promotion of all aspects of fisheries science. The society fulfills its global commitment by promoting this science, striving to achieve sustainable development while recognizing crucial need of preserving the natural aquatic resources. It also strives to forego relationships with the industry comprising both capture and culture fishery, the fishing environment, and the concerned trade. It strives to future promote its activities and to realize funds for collaboration with national and international societies. In view of the global commitments, the society became one of the first members in the recently established World Council of Fisheries Societies. The Japanese Society of Fisheries Science
c/o Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
4-5-7 Konan, Minato, Tokyo 108-8477, Japan
Tel: +81-3-3471-2165 Fax: +81-3-3471-2054
E-mail fishsci@d1.dion.ne.jp

Korean Society of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 

 The Society aims to provide people from Korea and other organizations who are interested in fisheries and aquatic science with opportunities to meet each other, to provide an active exchange of information, to contribute to education, research, and industrial growth related to fisheries science by building a system for joint research and collaboration, and ultimately to pursue the public good and promote the mutual interests of the members.  48513, Daeyeon Campus of Pukyong University
45, Yongso-ro, Nam-gu, Busan
South Korea
Tel:+82-51-629-7363 / Fax:+82-51-626-1039 / Email: kosfas1@naver.com

Mexican Fisheries Society

Contact: Past President Felipe Amezcua
Email: famezcua@ola.icmyl.unam.mx

The World Sturgeon Conservation Society (WSCS)

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The World Sturgeon Conservation Society intends to act as an international forum of scientific exchange for all persons interested in pertinent issues on sturgeons while at the same time seeking opportunities for close co-operation at an international level.

The vision for this society is to see stocks thriving once again in important sturgeon waters in the basins of Caspian, Azov, Black, North and Baltic seas, rivers in Siberia and China as well as in North American waters. The Society through its activities enhances the understanding of species protection world-wide and across borders in regions with different cultural and political backgrounds (using the highly endangered sturgeons as case examples) in order to foster the sustainable use of natural resources that are traded globally.

The objectives of the Society are:

– to foster the conservation of sturgeon species and restoration of sturgeon stocks world-wide

– to support the information exchange among all persons interested in sturgeons.

This particularly applies to the following subject areas:

. general biology
. species and habitat protection
. stock enhancement
. biological resource management
. fisheries and fisheries-related issues
. aquaculture
. cultural and regulatory issues

– to promote information exchange with national, regional, international, inter-governmental organisations, educational institutions (e.g. university and scientific institutes) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

– to foster and support interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research on all aspects of sturgeons (e.g. biology, management and utilisation of sturgeons).

– to enhance the co-operation between and among anglers, fishermen, scientists, governmental agencies, local communities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and international organisations.

– to inform the public on all aspects of the status and biology of sturgeons, requirements for their effective species protection, and needs for appropriate management. The tools to achieve this objective include the use of adequate and modern publications and means of communication as well as the organisation of international conferences.
The Society focuses exclusively and directly on non-profit goals. It acts selflessly and serves primarily non-profit-oriented purposes.

The World Sturgeon Conservation Society (WSCS) –

Schifferstrasse 48
21629 Neu Wulmstorf
Germany

phone: ++49 40 700 65 14
fax: ++49 40 701 02 676
E-mail: home@wscs.info

 Zoological Society of Pakistan

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The Zoological Society of Pakistan (ZSP) was founded in 1968 as an interdisciplinary scientific society that would draw together members from diverse scientific backgrounds under the unified discipline of Zoology. The objectives as defined in the Society’s constitution are:

  • Promotion of scientific knowledge of animals and of related subjects through discussions, reports and publications.
  • Stimulation of scientific investigations and their applications.
  • Planning, organization and administration of projects for the advancement of scientific knowledge in Zoology.
  • Improvement of education and of professional qualifications in Zoology.
  • Promotion of international cooperation in achieving the above objectives.
Zoological Society Of Pakistan
Prof. Dr. A. R. Shakoori
Distinguished National Professor and Director
Professor Emeritus
School of Biological Sciences
University of the Punjab, 54590
Telephone: +92-42-99230133
Fax: +92-42-35953130
E-mail: arshaksbs@yahoo.com and arshakoori.sbs@pu.edu.pk