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  AFS-FHS Blue Book will soon be available free on-line! The Blue Book includes three sections:  Diagnostic Methods, Procedures for Aquatic Animal Health Inspections, and Quality Assurance. The 2012 Inspection Section is currently available on-line through the FHS web site (click on the "Blue Book" tab to the left), and the NEW 2014 editions of all three sections will be available here by Fall 2014. The Blue Book is no longer available on DVD through the AFS.