OTN researcher receives American Fisheries Society Award of Excellence

On October 2, 2019, Dr. Scott Hinch was awarded the American Fisheries Society (AFS) Award of Excellence at a conference co-hosted by AFS and the Wildlife Society in Reno, Nevada. This is Dr. Hinch’s fourth recognition awarded by AFS. 

“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.

The AFS Award of Excellence is the highest award granted by the society and is awarded to individuals that make significant contributions to the fisheries industry or aquatic biology. Dr. Hinch is currently a professor at UBC in the Forestry Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, teaching two courses towards the UBC degree in Natural Resource Conservation.

He is also the head of the Pacific Salmon Ecology and Conservation Laboratory working alongside many graduate students. The lab works to study salmonoid behaviour, ecology and physiology while making significant contributions to help sustain populations by influencing management systems. His work on Pacific salmon is based in Canada but is influential across the world.

Dr. Hinch has made significant contributions to OTN. He is a founding member of OTN’s Scientific Advisory Committee, and principal investigator of OTN Pacific salmon studies. 

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Dr Scott Hinch receives the 2019 Award of Excellence from the American Fisheries Society – UBC