UMassD professor receives distinguished service award

Steven Cadrin, professor of fisheries oceanography, is the 2019 recipient of the American Fisheries Society’s Southern New England Chapter Award of Excellence.

Steven Cadrin, Chair and Professor of Fisheries Oceanography at UMass Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science & Technology, is the recipient of the American Fisheries Society’s (AFS) Southern New England Chapter Award of Excellence.

The AFS includes more than 8,000 members from around the world, promotes scientific research and sustainable management of fisheries, hosts scientific meetings, and publishes five of the world’s leading fish journals as well as several renowned books, according to its website.

The organization’s Southern New England Chapter was established in 1968 to provide regional support in the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island for the American Fisheries Society – the oldest and largest scientific group dedicated to the advancement of fisheries science and the conservation of renewable aquatic resources, its website indicates.

SNEC Professional Chair (and UMass Dartmouth graduate 2010) William Duffy personally congratulated Cadrin on being chosen as this year’s SNEC Award of Excellence recipient. “You have been recognized for your distinguished record of accomplishment in mentorship, teaching, service to the chapter, and research in fisheries science,” Duffy said. 

"I appreciate the recognition from the Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society”, said Cadrin who accepted his award today during the AFS summer meeting in Hadley, MA. “The Chapter's community and science meetings have helped me throughout my career, and the Chapter continues to be a valuable resource to our students and our graduate program in fisheries science."

Cadrin specializes in general fisheries science relevant to resource management, population modeling of fishery resources, and collaborative research with fishermen. Over the course of his career, Cadrin has garnered numerous awards for his leadership roles, groundbreaking research, and commitment to service. He earned a BS in 1985 from Long Island University, an MS in 1995 from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and a PhD in 2003 from the University of Rhode Island.


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