Hammond awarded Tanner Fellowship
CSIS master's student Marissa Hammond has been honored with the Dr. Howard A. Tanner Fisheries Excellence Fellowship for 2014-15. The award recognizes a student who is committed to fisheries research related to the Great Lakes, connecting waterway or tributary stream research.
Hammond will study the impact of year-class strength on recruitment of lake whitefish into the commercial fishery of the Upper Great Lakes, along with subsequent management implications.The fellowship provides $2,500 toward the studies.
"I am truly honored to be the recipient of the Dr. Howard A. Tanner Fisheries Excellence Fellowship," Hammond said. "Through my research, I hope to provide fisheries managers and policy makers with valuable insights to assist them in managing the highly valued lake whitefish fishery. This fellowhship highlights the importance of fisheries research related to the Great Lakes, and I hope that my efforts will benefit the region and honor Dr. Tanner's committment and passion to the resources of the Great Lakes."
A native of Maine who comes from a family in the lobster industry, Hammond's interest in the future of economically valuable fisheries grew as she learned more about the predicted impacts of climate change.