Dr Jim Ianelli was selected by the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council to be the second recipient of the Terry Quinn II Distinguished Scientist Award.
Dr. Ianelli is a senior scientist at the NOAA Fisheries Alaska Fishery Science Center. He is a well-known and highly esteemed stock assessment author for Bering Sea pollock and other groundfish stocks, a member and chair of the NPFMC's groundfish plan teams since the early 1990s, a mentor to many scientists at the AFSC, and a prolific contributor to numerous important analyses including salmon and halibut PSC limits. Council Chair Simon Kinneen noted, “Dr. Ianelli shares two important traits with Dr. Quinn: his understanding of the importance of working with and listening to members of the fishing industry, and his ability to be a great ambassador for the NPFMC on the global stage.”
In SPRFMO, Dr Ianelli has been Scientific Committee Chairperson since his election in 2013; he has been re-elected four consecutive times to serve 2-year terms. Dr Ianelli is highly respected and widely liked by the SPRFMO community.