Membership 2015

Membership shall be open to persons interested in the objectives of the Society
Manta Ray - Madeline McKenna

The American Elasmobranch Society (AES) was founded in 1983 as a

...non-profit advance the science of the study of living and fossil sharks, skates, rays and chimeras, and the promotion of education, conservation, and wise utilization of natural resources.

Annual meetings are held in conjunction with meetings of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, and symposia are organized around various aspects of elasmobranch biology. A newsletter is published quarterly, and information is included and contributions welcomed on any topic of interest to scientists and non-scientists alike.

AES currently has in excess of 300 members, and more than 20% reside outside of the United States. New members are always welcomed!

Membership Process

Current AES Members (except Student Members)

  1. Sign-in to this website under the Members menu and update your contact information ("My Account" sidebar link)
  2. Pay your membership dues (below)

New AES Members & Current Student Members

  1. Complete and submit the membership application form
  2. Pay your membership dues (below)



Online/Electronic Payment

** For international payments please enter "00000" in the zip code field **

Traditional/Offline Payment

Send payment (check or money order) by mail to the address below:

Cathy J. Walsh, AES Treasurer
Mote Marine Laboratory
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236-1004

Membership shall be open to persons interested in the objectives of the Society. Please note that students require endorsement by their faculty advisor. If you need additional information or help please contact Jen Wyffels