The International Fisheries Science Prize (IFSP) honors an organization or an individual who has made a significant contribution to global fisheries science or conservation. The IFSP is presented at the World Fisheries Congress every four years. The International Fisheries Section of the American Fisheries Society administers the IFSP, and it is funded by the World Council of Fisheries Societies.
Nominations for the IFSP have no restrictions, and are encouraged from all countries. Individuals who belong to member societies of the World Council of Fisheries Societies are eligible to make nominations.
Selection criteria include: Candidate’s curriculum vitae, references, and the breadth, significance, and duration of the candidate’s achievements, especially those of a global perspective and scope.
The call for nominations is currently closed. The next call for nominations will take place prior to the 2024 World Fisheries Congress.
2020 – Dr. Katsumi Tsukamoto, University of Tokyo, Japan
2016 – Dr. Ray Hilborn, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
2012 – Dr. Ian Cowx, Hull International Fisheries Institute at The University of Hull, UK
2008 – Dr. Kurt D. Fausch, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
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