McMillen Jacobs Water Resources Division would like to congratulate Fisheries Biologist, Jeff Heindel on being named President of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) Fish Culture Section (FCS).
AFS is the world’s oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to the fisheries profession, advancing fisheries science, and conserving fisheries resources; the FSC is one specific Section under the parent Society and represents the aquaculture types in the Society.
As FSC President, Jeff will serve a 2-year term and works closely with the current Past-President, President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, and multiple Past-Presidents in leading the Section. He will serve as Chair of the Section Executive Committee presiding over all meetings of the Section and appointing all committees and associated representatives. When Jeff’s term of office is completed, he will accede to Past-President.
“I am both honored and excited to be provided the opportunity to represent the AFS Fish Culture Section as incoming President!” said Jeff. “I’m excited to continue assisting a collective group of professionals that are committed to aquaculture development and science in multiple arenas.”
Jeff has more than 29 years of experience working at all levels of hatchery and fisheries operations. Jeff’s broad experience incorporates ground-level involvement with aquaculture enhancement programs, species conservation, and recovery programs, as well as management-based hatchery production programs to address a wide range of artificial production needs on both a regional- and national scale. Jeff’s co-authored paper on ”Evaluating Artificial Propagation Release Strategies for Recovering Endangered Snake River Sockeye Salmon” was recently recognized as the Best Paper in the North American Journal of Aquaculture for 2020.