FSBI Information

The Medals

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Each year, the FSBI awards medals for life-long individual contributions to fish biology, with a focus on ground-breaking research; for conservation, training or public understanding of the discipline; and for exceptional advances in early career.

The Society awards medals to recognize distinction in the field of fish biology and fisheries science and to raise the profile of the discipline and of the Society in the wider scientific community. Medals are awarded to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to fish biology and/or fisheries.      

 (Medal Information Nomination Form)

  • The Beverton medal is awarded to a distinguished scientist for a lifelong contribution to all aspects of the study of fish biology and/or fisheries science, with a focus on ground-breaking research.
  • The Le Cren medal is awarded to one or more individuals who have made a lifelong contribution to all aspects of the study of fish biology and/or fisheries science, with a focus on conservation, training or public understanding of the discipline.
  • The FSBI medal is awarded to younger scientists who are deemed to have made exceptional advances in the study of fish biology and/or fisheries science in recognition of their achievements. Nominees must be under 40 years of age on 28 February of the year in which the medal is awarded. The medal will only be awarded each year if a candidate of sufficient quality is nominated.

Year

Beverton Medallists

Le Cren Medallists

FSBI Medallists

1995

R.J.H. Beverton

-

-

1996

E.D. Le Cren

-

-

1997

E. Houde

-

-

1998

J.H.S. Blaxter

-

-

1999

J.M. Elliott

-

N Metcalfe

2000

R. Lowe-McConnell

-

J.D. Reynolds

2001

H. Bern

-

S. Jennings

2002

J.E. Thorpe

-

E. Baras

2003

T.J. Pitcher

-

J. Krause

2004

A. Ferguson

-

M. Kaiser

2005

J.P. Sumpter

-

J.S. Link

2006

Anne Magurran

-

Victoria Braithwaite

2007

Richard Mann (M.B.E.)

-

David Sims

2008

Paul J.B. Hart

-

Stephen Cooke

2009

Peter Maitland

-

John Pinnegar

2010

Tony Farrell

Bob Wootton

Iain Barber

2011

Imantes (Monty) Priede

Bob McDowall (Dec.)

Ashley Ward

2012

Charles Tyler

David Cragg-Hine

Robert Arlinghaus

2013

Felicity Huntingford

Phil Pister

Katherine Sloman

2014

Alexander (Sandy) Scott

Colin Bannister

Darren Croft

Nominations 

Nominations for medals may be made by members of the Society at any time, but no later than 11 February of the year in which the medal is to be awarded. 

Nominations for the Beverton medal

The nominator should submit a summary of the nominee's contribution to fish biology and/or fisheries science (one A4 side) and a full CV with a list of publications, including those in Press. Other information submitted will not be considered.

Nominations for the Le Cren medal

The nominator should submit a summary of the nominee's contribution to fish biology and/or fisheries science (one A4 side) and a full CV with a list of publications, including those in Press. Other information submitted will not be consdered.

Nominations for the FSBI medal

Nominations for the FSBI medal should be accompanied by a summary of the importance of the nominee's research (one A4 side), a full CV and a list of publications, including those in Press. Other information submitted will not be considered.

An unsuccessful nomination may be resubmitted for the following year, the age of the FSBI Medal candidate being taken as that at the time of the original nomination. After two years, a nomination will be deemed to have lapsed and will require renomination for further consideration.

Presentation of the Medals

The Beverton and Le Cren medals are presented to the successful nominee at the Society's Annual International Symposium held in July each year.
The FSBI medal is normally presented to the successful nominee at a time and place mutually agreed between the Society and the recipient.

Submission of Nominations

Nominations should be submitted to the Honorary Secretary from whom further information may be obtained in confidence.