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Ichthyology Day Camp to be held December 5th

The Louisiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society will be holding an Ichthyology Day Camp on Saturday December 5th at the LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources.  This is a great opportunity to brush up on your fish identification skills.  Registration is free for LA AFS members and $10 for non-members.  More information on registration can be found here.

Congratulations to Dr. Jill Jenkins!

IMG_2164Dr. Jill Jenkins was recently recognized with a “Distinguished Service Award” by the American Fisheries Society in recognition of her skills that resulted in the overwhelming approval of a revision to the Guidelines for the Use of Fishes in Research (Guidelines).  The Guidelines identify essential considerations to ensure valid experimental designs and procedures with aquatic animals while ensuring their humane treatment.  These Guidelines serve as one of the most significant documents of its kind.





Congratulations to Dr. Bill Kelso!

Kelso Award

Dr. Bill Kelso was recently awarded the 2015 AFS Excellence in Fisheries Education Award at the annual meeting in Portland, OR.  The award recognizes accomplishments in fisheries teaching and advising, as well as original contributions to the field.  Dr. Kelso has been teaching at LSU since 1984, during which time he developed several courses currently in the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, including Natural Resource Conservation, Issues in Natural Resource Management, Introduction to Fisheries and Aquaculture, Biology of Fishes, Ecology of Fishes, Fisheries Management, and Marine Fisheries Resources.  (Photo is the presentation of the award by AFS President Donna Parrish).

Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Green!!

2015-02-25 14.05.18Dr. Green was just recognized by the United States Aquaculture Society with the Distinguished Early Career Award in U.S. Aquaculture.  The Distinguished Early Career Award recognizes an individual who has been involved in U.S. aquaculture for 10 years or less. This award recognizes outstanding leadership or innovation in research, education, extension, or industry development in the field of aquaculture. The award specifically emphasizes significant personal contributions made to further advance U.S. aquaculture.




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