To recognize an AIFRB member who has performed outstanding and sustained service to the institute.
- For nomination information, contact: Allen Shimada
Doug Vaughan Doug Vaughan of NOAA’s Southeast Fisheries Science Center received the 2009 American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists (AIFRB) Distinguished Service Award, recognizing an AIFRB member who has performed outstanding and sustained service to the Institute. The award recognizes Vaughan’s role as a liaison between AIFRB and the AFS, including his role in organizing a series of AIFRB-sponsored symposia on ways to improve quantitative stock assessments held at AFS annual meetings since 1996. "I strongly support the role of the Institute in professional development of its members, and I am honored to be recognized for my efforts on their behalf over the years,” said Vaughan.
Tom Keegan Tom Keegan, Director of Aquatic Resources for Helix Environmental Planning (HELIX), Folsom and San Diego, CA previously served as the membership committee chair, has been and is the Director of the Northern California District, and is currently AIFRB President. Tom was recognized in 2008 for his dedication and efforts toward increasing membership as well as his many and various contributions to the AIFRB Board.
Gene R. Huntsman
John (Jack) Helle
Barbara E. Warkentine
John (Jack) Pearce
Joseph W. Rachlin
Oliver "Ollie” Cope