Duke University Chapter

of the American Fisheries Society


The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is an international organization whose mission is "to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems."  It is the oldest and largest fisheries professional society, established in 1870. 


In March 2007, the Duke University chapter of AFS was established, known as DukeFish.  Our mission is to promote sustainable fishing and consumer practices by reaching out to peers, community members, and industry.  We strive to achieve this through education, distribution of sustainable seafood cards, outreach, lectures, games,  field trips, and video presentations.  We are also home of the DukeFish slap koozies!

Upcoming events

 Local Seafood Happy Hour - Durham: March 26th, 2009

Do you like fresh, local seafood?

Then join DukeFish for a private Happy Hour at Fishmonger's Restaurant and Oyster Bar in Durham and hear the latest on the exciting community-supported fishery (CSF) initiative we're launching!

Similar to a vegetable CSA, DukeFish is starting a seafood CSF program at Duke next fall, and we'd like your input. Come to Fishmonger's next Thursday night to enjoy some great local seafood and find out how you can get involved!

WHEN: Thursday, March 26 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm

WHERE:Fishmonger's Restaurant and Oyster Bar: Upstairs Lounge

 806 W. Main Street in Durham, opposite corner from Brightleaf Square

Space is limited, so please RSVP at:

AFS- 139th Annual Meeting: Aug. 30- Sept. 3, 2009

2009 Events

2009 Aquaculture Lecture Series: Feb. 11- March 18, 2009


2008 Events

2008 Seafood Festival

2008 Day at the Docks  

2008 Earth Jam

2008 American Fisheries Society Conference

2008 Earth Day

 5 March 2008 - Seafood Successes Happy Hour, Beaufort

29 February 2008 - Guest Speaker, Joseph Gordon, Durham


2007 Events

30 October 2007 - Fly-fishing lessons, Beaufort

16 October 2007 - Earth Jam, Durham

6 October 2007 - Seafood Festival, Morehead City

5 October 2007 - Seafood Symposium, Durham and Beaufort

6 September 2007 - Pivers Island Beach Clean-up

20 April 2007 - Earth Day


Officers 2008  (link to Officer biographies) 

 Eddie Farrell - President

Elena Finkbeiner - Vice President

Jennie Dean - Secretary

Daylin Muñoz-Nuñez  - Treasurer

Katherine McGlade - Historian

Wendy Goyert - Durham Liaison



Tidewater 2009- Volume 24, Issue 1

Ready for Life Without Bluefin Tuna?

Tidewater - Volume 22, Issue 1

Tidewater - Volume 22, Issue 2

December 2007 Newsletter



American Fisheries Society

Student Subsection of AFS

AFS Online Journals

Tidewater Chapter of AFS

Duke University Marine Lab

Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions' Ocean Program

Duke University, Student Affiliated Group

Green Wave

Carteret Catch

Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program

Blue Ocean Institute's From Sea to Table Program

NOAA's FishWatch - U.S. Seafood Facts

Ocean Revolution