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.
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Applications Open September to 11th February 2020
Look below for more information on the Medals and the criteria we apply when looking at nominees.
The Beverton Medal
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 FSBI Medal
The FSBI medal is awarded to an early career scientist who is deemed to have made exceptional advances in the study of fish biology and/or fisheries science in recognition of their achievements. Individuals are eligible for nomination if their PhD was awarded less than 15 years before the closing date of nominations, though allowance for career breaks will be made and taken into account on an individual basis (please give details in nominations).
The Le Cren Medal
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.
How to nominate
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.
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 FSBI medal should be accompanied by a summary of the importance of the nominee's research (one A4 side), rather than a summary of overall contribution.
Nominations should be submitted to the Honorary Secretary from whom further information may be obtained in confidence.
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.
|1996||E.D. Le Cren||-||-|
|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 MBE||-||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||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|
|2015||Ian Cowx||Gordon Reid||Kathryn Elmer|
|2016||Lennart Persson||Julian Metcalfe||Stephen Simpson|
|2017||Sidney Holt||FishBase||Nick Graham|
|2018||Gary Carvalho||Amanda Vincent||Aaron McNeil|
|2019||Neil Metcalfe||Isabelle Côté||Shaun Killen|
|2020||To be Announced||To be Announced||To be Announced|