At the 145th annual general meeting of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) in Portland Oregon in August 2015, Scott Hinch was named as a ‘Fellow of the Society’. Less than 8 other Canadians have received this honour (FYI – Hinch is the youngest!). Fellows of the Society have made outstanding or meritorious contributions to efforts in […]
A particularly important and sensitive period for salmon is the smolt life stage – when, after time spent in freshwater nursery areas, they transform themselves for life in saltwater and make the long migration to the sea. Very little is known about this life stage, and past research has mostly been limited to laboratory studies or snapshots of smolt distributions at sea. Advances in technology have allowed researchers to begin to better understand the factors that affect the migration of salmon smolts.
Dr. Scott Hinch was named the 2011 recipient of the Excellence in Fisheries Education Award, presented to him during the annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society in Seattle,WA. The award is given “in recognition of continuous dedication to the teaching profession and personal contributions to the education of fisheries professionals”.