Welcome to the Fish Health Section of the American Fisheries Society

The Fish Health Section (FHS) is one of the largest and most international sections of the American Fisheries Society. The FHS was formed in 1972 to give fish biologists, diagnosticians, researchers, aquaculturists, veterinarians, administrators, and others involved in fish health, an organization for communication and interaction.


2016 AFS Fish Health Section Meeting
57th Western Fish Disease Workshop
22nd U.S.F.W.S. Aquaculture Drug Approval Coordination Workshop
June 7-10, 2016 in Jackson Hole, WY


The FHS Archives Committee has digitized decades of the Section Newsletter dating right back to the earliest days of the Section. The history is fascinating and the cartoons are irreverent!  


Biographies of all past winners of the Snieszko Distinguished Service Award are now available.  Take a look and read about their lives and careers. 



2014 Blue Book Now Free Online!

 The Blue Book includes three sections:  Diagnostic Methods, Procedures for Aquatic Animal Health Inspections, and Quality Assurance. All three sections of the NEW 2014 Blue Book are, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, available ABSOLUTELY FREE by clicking on the Blue Book tab at the left of this page. The Blue Book is no longer for sale on DVD through the AFS. 


Mature Ceratomyxa shasta myxospores from fish (Nomarski). Scale bar = 10 μm. From the Blue Book diagnostic chapter "Salmonid Ceratomyxosis" by Jerri L. Bartholomew. Photo: Stephen Atkinson, OSU