Distinguished Service

To recognize an AIFRB member who has performed outstanding and sustained service to the institute.

BIENNIAL AWARD

Recent Recipients

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.

Past Recipients

2015

Kathryn Dickson

2014

Morris Southward

2013

Bill Bayliff

2012

Jerry Ault

2011

Gary Sakagawa

2006

Gene R. Huntsman

2005

Allen Shimada

2004

John (Jack) Helle

2003

William Bayliff

2002

Barbara E. Warkentine

2001

Thomas Lambert

2000

John (Jack) Pearce

1999

Katherine Myers

1998

John Merriner

1997

Joseph W. Rachlin

1995

Sammy Ray

1994

Oliver "Ollie” Cope

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