March 2, 2017
Board Member Receives Prestigious Ocean Leadership Award
In February, Dorothy Childers received the prestigious Walter J. and Ermalee Hickel Lifetime Achievement Award at the Alaska SeaLife Center's (ASLC) Annual Marine Gala. Present by ASLC, this award recognizes individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the management of Alaska's coastal and ocean resources. Dorothy Childers’ contributions to the management of Alaska’s coastal and ocean resources have included tireless work of an exceptional quality as program staff, executive director, and as a Pew Marine Fellow with the Alaska Marine Conservation Council. Dorothy was instrumental in the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s promulgation of a northern bottom trawl boundary in the Bering Sea, a collaboration with Bering Sea Elders Group on the publication of “The Northern Bering Sea: Our Way of Life” to inform conservation decisions, and production of the “Faces of Climate Change” DVD featuring climate scientists and Alaska Native observers.
Also recognized at the Annual Marine Gala was Cade Emory Terada, recipient of the Hoffman-Greene Ocean Youth Award. Cade delivered one of the keynote addresses during the 2017 Alaska Marine Science Symposium.