Dr. J Frances Allen: Pioneer of Women in Fisheries

J Frances Allen studying Striped Bass.

By Gwen White, Julie Claussen, Christine Moffitt, Brenda Norcross, and Donna Parrish

Dr. J Frances Allen—Jady to those who knew and loved her—a pioneer of women’s involvement in the field of fisheries, passed away on February 11, 2011. The combined talents of Jady and her sister, Lochie Jo Allen (of Front Royal, Virginia), significantly influenced the development of scientific publications and women’s participation in the American Fisheries Society (AFS). However, many of us may know little about how these pioneering women came to excel in the field of fisheries at a time when few women were taken seriously. Here is the story of Jady and the women she touched—through her life and her scholarship….Read more in the March 2013 issue of Fisheries.

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