Proposed bylaws amendments and new award

In early September, the executive committee will ask Section members to approve three amendments to the Genetics Section bylaws. Two of these are “house keeping” amendments in that they formalize standing committees for the Section’s established awards (James E. Wright graduate award and Stevan Phelps memorial award). The third amendment creates a standing committee for a proposed Genetics Section Early Career Award. The Early Career Award is intended to be an annual award that recognizes the contribution of young researchers (within five years of having completed graduate training) in the field of fisheries genetics. The recipient of the award will be recognized at the Section’s business meeting as well as in the newsletter and on the Section’s website.

Click (link removed) for the official announcement and proposed amendments text, which may also be found in the latest newsletter. Please contact Genetics Section President Jeffrey Olsen or other members of the executive committee, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions.