We are delighted to announce that John Booth, one of our most dedicated volunteers, has recently received a prestigious award - the New Zealand Marine Science Society's Award in recognition of continued outstanding contribution to marine science in New Zealand.
The award is a bronze sculpture in the form of the internal spire of a gastropod shell. It was designed and manufactured by Wellington artist Nick Dryden, and comes with an engraved plaque. The award carries with it lifetime membership of the Society. In accepting the Award the recipient agrees to continue promoting marine science in New Zealand by giving two or more public lectures on a topic of their own choosing.
Previous winners include a particular favourite of Fish Forever - Bill Ballantine in 2002. Congratulations, John, for being in such venerable company! We value your contributions to Fish Forever's campaign and feel very proud on your behalf for this marvellous accolade.