UBC Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences professor, Dr Scott Hinch, received the Award of Excellence from the American Fisheries Society (AFS) at an October 2019 conference held in Reno, Nevada and hosted by the AFS and Wildlife Society.
The Award of Excellence is presented to a living person for original and outstanding contributions to fisheries and aquatic biology. It is the Society’s highest award for scientific achievement.
“We applaud the distinguished contributions of Dr Hinch and thank him for his continuous efforts to share the value of fisheries and aquatic biology,” said AFS President Jesse Trushenski.
This is the fourth AFS award for Dr Hinch, having previously won the Society’s Fisheries Education Award, the Fisheries Management Section Award of Excellence and the Washington/British Columbia Chapter Certificate of Achievement. He also can be counted among only a few Canadians to be recently elected into the AFS inaugural class as a Fellow of the Society.
Dr Hinch is head of the Pacific Salmon Ecology and Conservation Laboratory at the University of British Columbia. He is considered a world-renowned expert in salmon ecology with a transdisciplinary research program, linking ecology, behavior, physiology, genomics, and the social sciences. He also serves as the Pacific Ocean lead investigator for Canada’s Ocean Tracking Network. Dr Hinch has trained many students and postdocs who have gone on themselves to become influential members of the aquatic science and management communities.
Huge congrats to Dr Scott Hinch – my friend & mentor – from @UBC @ubcforestry @UBCoceans for winning the highest award from @AmFisheriesSoc – the Award of Excellence. @CARSAFS @ubcprez @Can_Limnology @PSF @NSERC_CRSNG #AFS149 #fishnwild #fishsci @NBFurey @andreajanereid pic.twitter.com/tOPOe7vF9E— Steven J. Cooke (@SJC_fishy) October 2, 2019