AquaFish Innovation Lab Director, Dr. Hillary Egna, was recently honored by the Asian Fisheries Society (AFS) with a Gold Medal Award for her support of AFS activities as well as her decades-long efforts to mentor and support the work of a large number of young Asia-Pacific region scientists.

AFS also separately recognized the AquaFish Innovation Lab with an all-team Gold Sponsor Award for its longtime support of AFS. Both Awards were presented during the 11th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum (11AFAF) held 3–7 August 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Dr. Egna and the AquaFish Innovation Lab have focused attention on supporting research and scientists in the Asia-Pacific region as part of its wider mission to build capacity and to increase food security, nutrition, and gender inclusiveness worldwide through aquaculture research and outreach.