John G. Boreman, Jr.
American Fisheries Society
NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center
N E W SDr. John G. Boreman, Jr. won the 1999 Meritorious Service Award from the American Fisheries Society (AFS). Boreman is deputy director of the NOAA Fisheries’ Northeast Fisheries Science Center.
“This award is presented to Dr. Boreman for individual loyalty, dedication and meritorious service to the society throughout the years," AFS President Bob Carline said.
Based in Bethesda, Maryland, the AFS is the world’s oldest and largest scientific organization of fisheries professionals. The meritorious service award is among the highest honors AFS bestows (a list of 1999 AFS awards is available on the society's web page at: www.fisheries.org/).
Boreman has been an AFS member since 1971 and has served the society in many capacities. He was associate editor for Transactions of the American Fisheries Society and senior editor of an AFS-published book titled Northwest Atlantic Groundfish: Perspectives on a Fishery Collapse.
He served on numerous other AFS committees and has held several elected offices, including secretary-treasurer of the AFS Northeast Division and president of the Marine Fisheries Section. Earlier this year he received the AFS Northeast Division’s Dwight Webster Award of Merit — a lifetime achievement award that is the highest honor given by the division.
Boreman received his M.S. and Ph.D. in fishery science from Cornell University. He has been appointed to many expert panels and advisory groups, and has written more than 60 publications and reports on fishery biology and management.
Boreman and his wife, Judy, live in Falmouth, Mass. They have two daughters -- Amy, a senior at Plymouth State College, and Megan, a second-year student at Northeastern University.