The American Elasmobranch Society (AES) was founded in 1983 as a
...non-profit organization...to 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.
AES Membership categories include:
AES currently has in excess of 300 members, and more than 20% reside outside of the United States. New members are always welcomed!
** Individuals who have previously been AES members but were not active in 2015 will need to pay first in order to restore access to the members only database and update their profile. Please email Jen Wyffels with any questions.**
Use the payment choices below to pay online using the secure ProPay processing service:
** For international payments please enter "00000" in the zip code field **
Send payment (check or money order) by mail to the address below:Cathy J. Walsh, AES Treasurer
Memberships must be paid by January 1 (postmarked Dec 31) to be an active member and receive a ballot for elections.
You must maintain a valid email address in the membership database to be included in society communications.
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