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#06-49 February 20, 2006

DNR marine scientist receives national honor

Dr. Ted Smith, an aquaculture and fisheries researcher at S.C. Department of Natural Resources Marine Resources Research Institute in Charleston, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award recently by the United States Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society at its annual meeting in Las Vegas.
           
Find out more about the Marine Resources Research Institute in Charleston atDr. Ted Smith http://www.dnr.sc.gov/marine/mrri/mrri.htm or by calling (843) 953-9819.

Smith has had a notably distinguished career and has authored more than 160 scientific articles on subjects as diverse as freshwater shrimp, hybrid striped bass, and cobia aquaculture. In addition to these merits, his contributions to the understanding and culture of endangered sturgeon, stock enhancement of red drum, and culture of black sea bass and flounder have led to significant improvements in our understanding of the biology of the these important fish and the potential for stock restoration and enhancement.

Smith’s entire career has been devoted to aquaculture development in the nation, and recognition of his achievements is certainly timely and well deserved.

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