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Lucas Griffin, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Environmental Conservation at UMass Amherst, won the Early Career Research Award at the 10th World Recreational Fishing Conference (WRFC) in Melbourne, Australia. The WRFC is held every three years and aspires to build an informed community and create a collective body of knowledge in recreational fisheries science worldwide. This year’s conference was attended by delegates from 20 nations.

Recreational fishing is popular around the world, and research is critical to supporting the sustainability and management of global fisheries. Griffin is a rising star in the discipline of recreational fisheries science, and this award amplifies the important research conducted in the Fish Forward lab led by Professor Andy Danylchuk. “I am delighted that Griffin’s efforts are being formally recognized,” says Danylchuk. “His research is positively affecting change about how recreational fisheries are managed.”

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LUCAS GRIFFIN, ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION, WINS EARLY CAREER RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARD

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