The American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists (AIFRB) is a professional organization established by its Founding Fellows in 1954. AIFRB aims to promote conservation and proper utilization of fishery resources through the use of fishery and related sciences. The role of the Institute is to foster the professional development and performance of its members, and recognize their achievements. This goal is pursued by advancing the theory, practice and application of fishery biology and fishery-related sciences. AIFRB members maintain and promote the highest professional standards of conduct. The AIFRB is dedicated to bringing awareness to the outstanding achievements and competence of fishery scientists and conservationists throughout the Regions.


The American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists (AIFRB), incorporated in 1956, is an organization established to advance excellence in fishery science and to promote stewardship, sustainability and wise utilization of natural resources, through support in professional development and recognition of competent achievement of its members, as measured by the highest of professional standards.


Cate O'Keefe

Tom Keegan
Past President

Steve Cadrin
Past President

Mary Blasius

Sean Lucey

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