Early Career Professional Committee

The Early Career Professional (ECP) Committee within the Fisheries Management Section is working to support the transition from student to fisheries professional and expand opportunities for those fisheries professionals starting out in their careers.  More specifically, the committee is currently working to:


The Society now recognizes Early Career Professionals as those within five years of graduating.  In Portland, the AFS membership voted to extend the guidelines from three to five years because many fisheries professionals are not yet fully established in their career within three years and are often not afforded the opportunities of more senior professionals.


If you are interested in the activities organized by the Fisheries Management Section Early Career Professional Committee contact the chair Kyle Bales.