Mission Statement

To foster the inclusion, participation, and equitable treatment of members of MSUAFS without regard to gender identity, race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, physical or cognitive ability, political affiliation, or family, marital, or economic status, and to elevate the awareness of and encourage diversity and inclusion within the fisheries profession and educational settings. 

Resources from the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Day at 2020 National AFS Meeting

Click on the link above to find several great talks on diversity, equity, and inclusion that were presented during the DEI theme day at the 2020 Virtual National AFS meeting!

Check out the new AFS Diversity in Fisheries Podcast!

Every few weeks, the hosts of the Fisheries Podcast hand over the reins to a new AFS podcast about Diversity in Fisheries. Check out the episode links below!

Episode 1: Introducing the podcast and co-hosts, Aaron Bunch and Deon Kerr

Episode 2: Interviewing the Founders of Minorities in Shark Sciences (MISS)

Episode 3: Transcending Fisheries: Learn about the Black Lives Matter movement 

Episode 4: AFS Diversity and Inclusion Theme Day Preview

Episode 5: Highlighting a Grassroots Initiative in the South Carolina LowCountry

Episode 6: NEW Fisheries D&I Co-Host Welcome!

Episode 7: "Two-Eyed Seeing": An Indigenous Framework to Transform Fisheries

Episode 8: An integrative approach to socio-ecological fisheries issues (Part 1)

Episode 9: An integrative approach to socio-ecological fisheries issues (Part 2)

Episode 10: DEI Seminar with Dr. Ivan Arismendi (Part 1)

Epiosde 11: Discussion with Dr. Ivan Arismendi (Part 2)

Episode 12: Financial disparity in fisheries science

Episode 13: With Great Privilege Comes Great Responsibility

Episode 14: Inclusion can happen now and here's how

Episode 15: Black Labor in White Spaces: A Conversation with Dr. Ambrose Jearld, Jr.


Want to help support the AFS Hutton Scholar Program?

All profits from this "Outdoors Is For Everyone" gear are donated to the AFS Hutton Scholar Program, which is focused on increasing diversity in the field of fisheries! Check out our Funding and Scholarships section for more information on the Hutton program.