Chartered in 1969, our Chapter serves as a scientific and professional organization maintained by people interested in the conservation and enhancement of fishery resources of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The mission of our Chapter is to: 

  • Advance the conservation, development, and wise use of fishery resources for optimum use and enjoyment by all mankind;
  • Provide a forum for formal and informal dissemination of scientific knowledge, research, and training in fisheries science, management, and production;
  • Promote and evaluate the educational, scientific and technical aspects of the fisheries procession; and
  • Recognize outstanding contributions to the understanding, conservation, and/or wise use of Pennsylvania’s fishery resources