The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is the world’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to strengthening the fisheries profession, advancing fisheries science, and conserving fisheries resources. AFS designates as Fellows of the Society certain members who have made outstanding or meritorious contributions to the diversity of fields that are included in the American Fisheries Society. Contributions can include, but are not restricted to, efforts in leadership, research, teaching and mentoring, resource management and/or conservation, and outreach/interaction with the public.
This year, two SFRC faculty received this prestigious recognition.
Dr. Mike Allen
Director, Nature Coast Biological Station
Professor, Freshwater Fisheries Ecology
Dr. Mike Allen has been a leader on the quantitative aspects of fisheries management, principally sportfish population management and the multidisciplinary interface between resource users and fish population management.
Dr. Kai Lorenzen
Associate Director, Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences Program
Professor, Integrative Fisheries Science
Dr. Kai Lorenzen has been selected as a Fellow in recognition of his outstanding contributions to multiple areas of the fisheries sciences including fish population dynamics, fisheries enhancement, aquaculture and the human dimension of fisheries management.