The AFS was established in 1984 with Head Quarters in the Philippines and a few of us who were the founding members started the Indian Branch in the year 1986. Since then, every three years, the AFS Indian Branch has been holding the Indian Forum successfully. The past chairmen Prof. HPC Shetty, Prof. K.V.Devaraj, Dr.S.Ayyappan and Dr. Mohan Joseph Modayil had provided the required guidance. About 25 scientists from India participated in the 9th Asian Fisheries & Aquaculture Forum in Shanghai during April, 2011. Dr. Nandeesha was elected as Council Member from India in the place of vacancy resulting from my retirement from the AFS Council. A major initiative the Indian Branch is making now is to create a STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL FUND FOR ORAL PRESENTATION IN AFS FORUM.