American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists
2020 W.F. Thompson Awards - Nominations currently being reviewed for Best Student Paper published in 2019
2020 Outstanding Achievement Awards - Nominations currently being accepted for Outstanding Achievement Awards for Individual and Group - see Awards page for nomination instructions
The Board held its annual meeting through webinar on September 11, 2020. We welcomed new President, Cate O'Keefe, new Treasurer, Sean Lucey, new AIFRB-AFS Liaison, Doug Zemeckis, and had productive discussions with new ideas shared by all Board members. We thanked outgoing President Kim Anthony for all of her efforts over the last three years. The Board was joined by several active and perspective AIFRB members for open discussions on strategic planning and ways we can continue to engage with membership through remote events. We look forward to our next meeting in October and welcome input from all members.
The Gills Club
The Outstanding Achievement Awards recognize sustained contributions of significant publications, exceptional service to the fishery profession, outstanding teaching or training programs, important discoveries or inventions and significant contributions to the advancement of fishery science. Our recipient, The Gills Club, is the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy’s STEM-based education initiative dedicated to connecting girls with female scientists from around the world, sharing knowledge, and inspiring ocean research and conservation, with a focus on sharks. Great work!
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