The early history of the Fish Health Section is firmly connected with the AFHN, which was started in 1985 under backing from the International Development Research Center, Canada (IDRC). In May 1986, amid the First AFHN Network Meeting, shaping a territorial society for fish wellbeing labourers was mooted.
As a consequence of the interest communicated by the members, Dr. Richard Arthur, then IDRC AFHN Coordinator, sent a "Fish Health Workers Questionnaire" to more than 130 fish wellbeing specialists in the district. The outcomes firmly supported setting up such an expert association. At a unique meeting held in May 1987 at the UPM in conjunction with the Second AFHN Meeting, the aftereffects of the survey coursed by IDRC were evaluated and the choice taken to build up a general public for fish wellbeing labourers and to create a bulletin. The particular destinations for the Fish Health Section are to advance viable association and collaboration among people required in fish wellbeing examination, to energize and advance examination and advances in learning of fish wellbeing, to center consideration on fish wellbeing issues by dispersing specialized and other data on all parts of fish wellbeing and to advance the correct usage of powerful fish wellbeing security rehearses in the district
It additionally discharges News Letters semi-annually. Perceiving the significance of correspondence between fish wellbeing specialists in the locale, the primary EXCOMM set high need on setting up a pamphlet as a method for sharing data