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.


The next International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health (ISAAH) will be Portland, Oregon Aug 31 – Sept 4, 2014. This is an international AFS-FHS meeting that happens only once every four years. The previous ISAAH was held in Tampa, Florida. This is a big meeting with a lot of participation from outside the USA. It will be a great place to learn, to meet new people, and to establish new collaborations. Portland is a fun place to visit for both a unique urban experience and proximity to the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest.



 The new 2012 AFS-FHS Blue Book is now available! New chapters, new diseases, updated procedures, hundreds of high resolution color pictures and videos. The Blue Book includes diagnostic methods, procdures for aquatic animal health inspections, and a chapter on quality assurance. The Inspection Section is available on-line through the FHS web site, but the Diagnistic and Quality Assurance Sections are available only on DVD.  Order your  DVD now at http://fisheries.org/bookstore


News Flash: Jerri Bartholomew is looking for a post-doctoral scholar. Click here for the announcement.


New Meeting announcement "Health and Colony Management of Laboratory Fish"