On June 16, 2016, the CFRF received the Outstanding Organization Award at the summer meeting of the Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. CFRF Executive Director, Anna Malek Mercer, accepted the award on behalf of the the Foundation.
The Outstanding Organization Award was created in 1996 and recognizes academic, governmental, private, or tribal organizations for their current or historic advances in the stewardship of aquatic ecosystems, advancement of fisheries science, or service to the profession. Criteria for this award include exemplary activities to 1) protect, conserve or restore aquatic ecosystems, 2) improve sustainable recreational and commercial fishery opportunities, 3) develop new scientific methods, equipment, computer software, etc., 4) improve interactions of their organizations with aquatic resource user groups and the general public, or 5) enhance the status and visibility of the fisheries profession.
The CFRF is honored to have received this award and is deeply grateful to the many fishermen, scientists, and managers who have contributed to CFRF's work over the past decade.