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 Blue Book includes three sections:  Diagnostic Methods, Procedures for Aquatic Animal Health Inspections, and Quality Assurance. The complete  NEW 2014 Blue Book is, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, available ABSOLUTELY FREE by hovering over the Blue Book tab at the left of this page and then selecting the 2014 Blue Book.  The 2014 Inspection Section is not yet complete so the 2012 Inspection Section is still available. The Blue Book is no longer for sale on DVD through the AFS.