About the Asian Society of Ichthyologists (ASI)


The Asian Society of Ichthyologists was established at the Asian Fish Biodiversity Conference held at the Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang, Malaysia, on 11 February 2014, following discussions at previous meetings of ichthyologists interested in Asian fishes in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in January 2012, and at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei in January 2013.

The 2nd conference of ASI was held at the Guilin University of Technology, in Guilin, China, on 21–24 August 2015; the 3rd conference was held at the Taipei Nangung Exhibition Center in Taiwan on 18–21 May 2016; the 4th conference was held at the University of Science-VNU HCM in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on 21–24 August 2017; the 5th conference was held in Nanning, China on 30 November–5 December 2018; and the 6th conference was held in Banda Aceh, Indonesia on 19–20 June 2019.

The 7th conference will be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand in December 2020. Exact dates will be announced later. Please watch this website for more information.


The objectives of the Asian Society of Ichthyologists (ASI) are to:

  1. Promote the understanding, appreciation, wise economic use, and conservation of fishes;
  2. Promote and evaluate the development and advancement of all branches of ichthyology;
  3. Gather and disseminate to Society members and the general public scientific, technical, and other information about fishes through publications, meetings, and other forms of communication; and
  4. Encourage the teaching of ichthyology and other forms of biodiversity science in colleges and universities.