Legends nominations now open!

Call for nominations for CARS Legends Program

The Canadian Aquatic Resources Section of the American Fisheries Society launched the Legends recognition program in 2014 and to date, have recognized over 30 individuals. We are looking forward to recognizing more Legends this year and are thus asking you to once again nominate individuals that you feel are deserving of this honour. Anyone that has major contributions to Canadian fisheries science or management can be nominated (i.e., the nominee does not have to be Canadian but should have completed the significant work in Canada). Nominees should be near the end of their career or retired. Exceptional candidates may be considered earlier at the discretion of the Chair. We recognize that the eligibility biases the list of nominees to those that made up the fisheries workforce in the past several decades. This is why we ask members to consider EDI in their nominations and why we task the Executive Committee with searching for exceptional nominees that help address the bias. CARS is committed to increasing gender, ethnic, disciplinary, and cultural diversity of its membership. CARS aims to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion within the section and the fisheries profession in Canada. Doing so is vital to maintaining relevance and responding to the challenges facing Canadian fisheries science and management. Please send a brief bio of your nominee to Caleb Hasler (c.hasler@uwinnipeg.ca) by email by July 1. An online vote will be initiated on July 15. All CARS members are eligible to vote, and unsuccessful nominees are carried forward.

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