Charlie Waters is the 2016 AFS International Fisheries Section Fellow Award
Charlie Waters is the recipient of the 2016 International Fisheries Section Fellow Award, which will fund his travel to Bangor University, Wales, to attend the annual symposium of the Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI) in July. His application demonstrated a strong commitment to the American Fisheries Society (active member since 2011 and involved in student outreach activities), and strong desire to stay actively involved in the International Section of AFS. Charlie’s research is directly applicable to the 2016 FSBI theme, “Fish, Genes & Genomes: Contribution To Ecology, Evolution, & Management.” Charlie is a Ph.D. student in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington. His research on Chinook salmon in hatcheries links genetic and phenotypic changes to fitness related traits that have responded to selection in captivity. He will be presenting Comparative Analysis of Adaptive Evolution across Two Different Management Scenarios in Supportive Breeding at the FSBI symposium.
The IFS greatly appreciates the funding of the IFS Fellow Award by the Marine Stewardship Council and the funding of IFS officer travel by the Fisheries Conservation Foundation and the Sustainable Fisheries Foundation.