Award for Excellence in Public Outreach (AFS)

American Fisheries Society

Presented to an AFS member who goes the “extra mile” in sharing the value of fisheries science/research with the general public through the popular media and other communication channels. The awardee will receive a letter of recognition informing them of the award and inviting them to attend the annual AFS meeting (at recipient’s expense) for the formal presentation. The recipient will receive a plaque and will be honored in Fisheries Magazine.

Nomination package:

  • Two or more individuals may act as nominators, but at least one nominator must be an AFS member.
  • Entries must include a biographical sketch of the nominee (not to exceed 3 pages)
  • Supporting evidence of communicating the value of fisheries issues/research to the general public through the media and other communication channels,
  • Any evidence of teaching others about communication with the public.

Deadline: April 1, 2022

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Past IOF winners

Rashid Sumaila (2013)