Fisheries scientists honor Peter Moyle

Peter Moyle, the Center's Associate Director, has been named to the inaugural class of American Fisheries Society Fellows.

Moyle, a UC Davis Distinguished Professor Emeritus in fish biology, is one of 83 AFS members recently so honored by their peers for "outstanding or meritorious contributions" to fisheries science and management, according to an AFS news release.

Moyle is the foremost expert in the ecology and conservation of freshwater and estuarine fishes in California, which he has studied for more than 40 years. 

Founded in 1870, the AFS is the world's oldest and largest fisheries science society.

Photo: Peter Moyle in Suisun Marsh, April 2015. By Amy Quinton/Capital Public Radio