Fish and fisheries have been part of the life blood of Washington since before statehood and part of a long-running research and education program at one of its leading universities. The University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences is celebrating 100 years of science April 16-18. The school is making its annual Bevan Symposium on aquatic sciences a celebration of that effort by telling Centennial Stories of the school’s first 100 years of discovery. From Professor Bud Burgner’s studies of sockeye in Lake Aleknagik, Alaska to Prof. Amanda Bradford’s work studying Western gray whales in the Russian far east the program has played an important role in our understanding of oceans, rivers and species that inhabit them. Go to for more information and registration materials.





Pioneering scientists including Bud Burgner at work in 1946 and Amanda Bradford in 2002, have made the UW program a world leader in aquatic science .