Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences
Steve Lochmann, professor of aquaculture and fisheries at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, was recently inducted into the inaugural class of the American Fisheries Society’s (AFS) Fellows Program at the organization’s annual meeting in Portland, Oregon. According to the AFS, fellows are members who have made outstanding contributions to the society in areas such as leadership, research, teaching and mentoring, resource management and conservation, and public outreach.
Criteria for the fellowship included five years of membership with the AFS, professional experience of at least 15 years in the fisheries industry and a demonstrated excellence in contribution in areas including research and discovery, communication and outreach, education and pedagogy, application of fisheries science to management or policy and leadership or advancement of the profession.
Lochmann, a member of the AFS for more than 20 years, is a former president of the AFS Arkansas Chapter and the Southern Division. He serves as associate editor for the North American Journal of Aquaculture and is president-elect of the Fish Culture Section.
The AFS is composed of over 9,000 members worldwide, including aquaculturists, biologists, ecologists, economists, engineers, fisheries managers, geneticists and social scientists. According to the organization, its mission is to advance sound science, promote professional development and disseminate science‐based fisheries information for the global protection, conservation and sustainability of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.