The Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program at 20 Years

Hutton Scholar Camila Diaz working with the U.S. Forest Service in Puerto Rico

By Mary Webb Banning

During the 130th AFS Annual Meeting in 2000, two long‐time American Fisheries Society members, Kenneth Beal and Gene Fritz, presented the idea of an innovative, hands‐on high school summer internship program, sponsored by AFS, to the Governing Board. The internship was designed to help recruit and introduce high school students from underrepresented backgrounds to fisheries and aquatic sciences and to spark interest in students who may not have considered a profession working in fisheries. The program was named in honor of the late Robert F. Hutton, AFS Past President and Executive Director. Through the Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program, AFS is continuing its work to both strengthen and diversify the fisheries profession….Read more in the August 2020 issue of Fisheries.

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