Charter

Australian Society for Fish Biology Inc.

The objectives of the Australian Society for Fish Biology are to promote research, education and management of fish and fisheries in Australasia and to provide a forum for the exchange of information.

Principles

To achieve our charter the Australian Society for Fish Biology will:

  • Define the study of fishes in the broadest sense as work in fields of research, management or learning relating to fishes. These include: biology, ecology, physiology, taxonomy and systematics, genetics, habitats and fisheries (including commercially important invertebrates) in marine, freshwater and estuarine environments.
  • Promote a friendly, relaxed, egalitarian and welcoming atmosphere for members and those interested in the study of fish.
  • Encourage participation by all members, particularly students.
  • Encompass the professional interests of all members.
  • Promote the profile of fish research to relevant agencies and the wider community.
  • Provide independent advice and information on relevant issues.
  • Promote the use of fish research in sustainable natural resource management.
  • Provide links to other relevant organisations.
  • Provide access to expertise on fish and fisheries, facilitate professional networks and assist with career development.
  • Promote discussion and workshops on topics of relevance and interest to enhance excellence in fish studies.

The Australian Society for Fish Biology is a professional, independent, non-profit, non-commercial and non-aligned organisation.