NAAFE's Board of Directors establishes the policies and guides the future of the organization. Board members are elected every two years in groups of 2 and 3. Terms begin and end at the conclusion of the Forum held immediately after their election.

Current members of the Board of Directors are:

President: Dr. Chris M. Anderson
Associate Professor
University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Seattle, WA 
Term: 2019-2021 (President-Elect); 2019-2023 (President)

President-Elect: Dr. Frank Asche
Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Term: 2021-2025

Board Member: Dr. Gisele Magnusson
Senior Economist
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Vancouver, BC 
Term: 2019-2023

Board Member: Dr. Germán Ponce-Díaz
Full Professor
Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas, IPN (CICIMAR)
Km 6 antigua Carretera a Progreso
La Paz, BCS
Term: 2021-2025

Board Member: Dr. James Sanchirico
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA
Term: 2019-2023