Mercer Patriarche Best Paper in the North American Journal of Fisheries Management

Joel Anderson accepts the Mercer Patriarche Best Paper Award during the 2021 AFS Annual Meeting.

2020 Best Paper:

Title: “Demographic, Taxonomic, and Genetic Characterization of the Snook Species Complex (Centropomus spp.) along the Leading Edge of Its Range in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico”

Authors: Joel Anderson, Damon Williford, Alin González, Chris Chapa, Fernando Martinez-Andrade, and R. Deborah Overath

Issue:  North American Journal of Fisheries Management 40: 190-208.

The North American Journal of Fisheries Management is intended to promote communication among managers, the journal addresses the maintenance, enhancement, and allocation of fisheries resources. Its contents chronicle the development of practical monitoring and management programs for finfish and exploitable shellfish in marine and freshwater environments. Contributions relate to the way species, habitats, and harvests may be managed to protect and enhance fish and fishery resources for societal benefits. Case histories of successes, failures, and side effects of fisheries programs help convey practical management experience to others.