Since 2005, the Indo-Pacific Fish Conference (IPFC) has had the privilege of presenting the Bleeker Award, an award that honours individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of ichthyology in the Indo-Pacific. The award honours the memory of Pieter Bleeker, the late father of Indo-Pacific Ichthyology. Previous recipients of the award include John E Randall, and J Howard Choat in 2005 (pictures on the left), followed by Peter Sale and Bill Eschmeyer in 2009, and Gerald Allen and Jeff Leis in 2013.

Nominations for the 2017 Bleeker Awards are now open and will be presented to two ichthyologists for “an outstanding body of published work in Indo-Pacific ichthyology, with a focus on either on systematics or ecology”.

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