This award, first offered at NAAFE Forum 2013 (Florida), recognizes excellence in oral presentation skills. Dr. Sherry Larkin and Dr. Chuck Adams of Florida State University developed the award; it has been supported by the Marine Resource Economics Foundation.

Best Student Presentation, NAAFE Forum 2019 (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada):

Jennifer Beckensteiner
Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary
“Use and Non-use of Private Oyster Leases in the Lower Chesapeake Bay”
Major Professors: Andrew Scheld, David Kaplan

Best Student Presentation, NAAFE Forum 2017 (La Paz, Mexico):

William Goldsmith
Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary
“Modeling Angler Choices, Preferences, and Values in the U.S. East Coast Recreational Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fishery”
Major Professors: Andrew Scheld and John Graves

Honorable Mention: Jennifer Meredith
University of Washington
“Fish or Flight: Household Survey Evidence of the Impact of Transferable Permits on the Migration Decisions of Rural Alaskan Salmon Harvesters”
Major Professor: Chris Anderson

Best Student Presentation, NAAFE Forum 2015 (Alaska):

Amanda Faig
University of California, Davis
"The Economic Cost of Ignoring Fishery Induced Evolution"
Major Professor: Jim Wilen

Best Student Presentation, NAAFE Forum 2013 (Florida):

Michelle Savolainen
Louisiana State University
“Estimating Potential Effects of Seafood Safety and Mercury on the Demand for Domestic and Imported White and Light Meat Tuna”
Major Professor: Rich Kazmierczak