May 21, 2015
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission presented NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife Marine Fisheries Research Scientist, Jeffrey Brust with its Annual Award of Excellence for his contribution to fisheries science along the Atlantic coast.
Jeffrey's dedication and innovative approaches to assessment science have made significant improvements to the stock assessment process. He is one of the lead scientists for assessing data poor species and applies methods traditionally used on the West Coast to species like the American eel. Committed to increasing the stock assessment capabilities of state biologists, Jeffrey has also taught a number of beginner and intermediate stock assessment training courses and helped create a stock assessment mentoring program.
For more information see the ASMFC news release.
The Division of Fish and Wildlife congratulates Jeffrey on this acknowledement of his outstanding work!