The Society’s highest award for scientific achievement is presented to a living American Fisheries Society (AFS) member for original and/or outstanding contributions to fisheries and aquatic biology. The award consists of a bronze medal, a plaque, and honorarium. The award is presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society. The Award of Excellence is administered by a special committee appointed by the AFS President.


  1. A monumental work, or
  2. Original techniques or research methods, or
  3. New, fresh ideas, viewpoints, or data which contribute remarkable to conservation management or basic understanding of aquatic resources, or
  4. A new successfully exec

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