Welcome to the Australian Society for Fish Biology
The Australian Society for Fish Biology (ASFB) was founded in 1971 and is a professional, independent, non-profit, and non-aligned organisation. The objectives of the Society are to promote research, education and management of fish and fisheries in Australia and to provide a forum for the exchange of information.
Apply Now for Research Awards (Due by 30 April 2013)
Barry Jonassen Award - Awarded to support research costs incurred by an honours or post-graduate student in the field of freshwater fish biology or freshwater fisheries ("fish" includes commercially important invertebrates). $2000. Read More...
Michael Hall Award - The award is to assist with the research costs incurred by an honours or post-graduate student in the field of marine fish biology or fisheries ("fish" includes commercially important invertebrates). $2000. Read More...
Ben Chuwen Early Career International Travel Scholarship - ASFB are providing a travel scholarship to support an early career scientist to present an oral paper at an international conference that is relevant to the activities of the ASFB. Read More...
ASFB Early Career Excellence Award - This is to recognise early career scientists who have made exceptional contributions to the study of fish biology and/or fisheries that have fundamentally changed our understanding and/or management of fishes (fish includes commercially important molluscs and crustaceans). Read More...
ASFB 2013 Conference
The Hamilton 2013 conference organising committee is looking forward to welcoming you to New Zealand in August for the conference jointly hosted by the New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society, New Zealand Marine Sciences Society and Australian Society for Fish Biology.
Conference theme is “Aquatic Science at the Interface”
The conference website is now live. Go to the link for updates
Key dates are:
Registration and abstract submission opens - 25 February
Abstract submission closes - 17 May
Early bird registration closes - 5 July
Full registration is limited to 500 - so get in early
The conference organising committee has committed to review and confirm Australian abstract submissions every 2 weeks to facilitate overseas travel applications promptly
Criteria for Nominating Individuals to the ASFB Hall of Fame
If you have someone in mind that has made a major contribution to research on fish/fisheries in Australasia or fits any of the other selection criteria FIND OUT MORE HERE.
2012 December ASFB Newsletter Out Now
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ASFB Facebook Page
A facebook page has been set up for the society and has been active since mid-September. A facebook profile is not necessary to look at our page, but you will need one if you would like to be active on it (i.e. post links, photos or comments directly to the page).
Australian Society for Fish Biology facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Australian-Society-for-Fish-Biology/283491091759670
We would love to regularly add photos and short descriptions of fish/fisheries research actives here in Australia, especially student research. If anyone has any type of announcement (volunteer needs, jobs, postdocs, or PhD opportunities, etc.) related to the society or fish/fisheries, please send an email to email@example.com (or firstname.lastname@example.org) with the information, and we will add it to the page. Alternatively, you may post directly to our facebook page, and the page administrator will moderate and share the information. We would also like to share recent publications from our members on the page, so if you have a new publication coming out, please let us know!
Please share this page with anyone who may be interested, especially undergraduate and honours students as this will be another avenue to let them know what goes on within ASFB and may help to increase our student membership.
More News and Information on the Next Event
Job and Post-doctorate Opportunities