Fisheries society taps Taylor for honor, service

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Michigan State University fishing expert Bill Taylor has been honored – and tapped for service – by the American Fisheries Association.

Taylor, University Distinguished professor in Global Fisheries Systems, has been named to the start-up class
Bill Taylor of the American Fisheries Society Fellows Program, which the organization has created to honor and support distinguished members for their work in research, education, communications, and application of sound fisheries science to management, policy, and leadership and advancement of the fisheries profession.

The American Fisheries Society explains that Taylor is part of an inaugural group of 84 fellows selected among society members “whose previous levels of recognition place them clearly among the members intended to be recognized by the program.” This group also will serve as the first fellows selection committee.

This is a high honor for Taylor, who is an internationally recognized expert in Great Lakes fisheries ecology, population dynamics, governance, and management. Throughout his career, Taylor has been active in the American Fisheries Society, serving as president of the society from 1997-1998, as well as the Michigan chapter, and the North Central division.

He was honored at the AFS annual meeting in Portland, OR, Aug. 17.

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