Mississippi State University aquaculture specialist Lou D’Abramo, who serves as dean of MSU’s Office of the Graduate School, associate vice president for Academic Affairs and Giles Distinguished Professor of wildlife, fisheries and aquaculture — has been named a Fellow of the World Aquaculture Society for his contributions to the advancement of global aquaculture. He is one of three experts elected by their peers as fellows in 2013 to honor their outstanding achievements in aquaculture science, industry, outreach or extension.
The World Aquaculture Society was founded in 1969 and has a membership of more than 3,000 in about 100 countries. D’Abramo served as its president from 1992-1993 and received the organization’s Exemplary Service Award in 2003. A founding member of the U.S. Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society, D’Abramo received the chapter’s Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.