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Aquaculture / Fisheries - "Center of Excellence"

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Undergraduate/Graduate Program - Student Activities

The Aquaculture/Fisheries Club

The Aquaculture/Fisheries Club (AFC) is a student-run organization composed of  students, faculty and staff of the Aquaculture/Fisheries Center at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Housed within the AFC are student subchapters of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) and the United States Aquaculture Society (USAS). The AFC is involved in many activities in the aquaculture/fisheries community and in the Pine Bluff area. Community service events have included participating in the great Arkansas Clean Up, the Salvation Army Angel Tree program, UAPB Homecoming Parade, and organizing the Pine Bluff Youth Fishing Derby. The AFC also goes on an annual camping trip to different parts of Arkansas to experience the "Natural State".

The clubs were formed with the following goals in mind:
  • To promote an atmosphere conducive to professional development of aquaculture and fisheries students.
  • To provide opportunities for members to prepare themselves for employment in the fields of aquaculture and fisheries. 
  • To organize and hold social and volunteer functions for members of the Aquaculture/Fisheries Club. 
  • To promote good relations among the Aquaculture/Fisheries Club, professional aquaculture and fisheries organizations, state and federal aquaculture and natural resource agencies, and public organizations involved in aquaculture and natural resource management.
  • To promote the wise use of aquaculture and fisheries resources in Arkansas.
Membership is encouraged by all graduate students. The club consists of some professors and both graduate and undergraduate students. The club is run by students elected by other students. Meetings take place about once per month. See the club poster board on the second floor of Woodard Hall for more information.

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Below are the clubs' parent society webpages.  Please select the area of interest below:

American Fisheries Society (AFS)  - Link for the Arkansas Chapter
World Aquaculture Society (WAS) - Link to the United States Aquaculture Society