The American Institute of Fisheries Research Biologists has awarded Carl Walters the 2011 Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement. The Outstanding Achievement Awards are the highest recognition given by AIFRB to individuals and to research groups. The Individual Achievement Award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement of fishery science. This is the highest AIFRB award for achievement. Candidates are rated on the following criteria: significance of publications, exceptional service to the profession, outstanding teaching or training of students, important discoveries or inventions, and significant contributions to the advancement of fishery science.
Pacific Century Award
Graduate Student International Research Mobility Award
The MacArthur Fellows Program awards unrestricted fellowships to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction. There are three criteria for selection of Fellows: exceptional creativity, promise for important future advances based on a track record of significant accomplishment, and potential for the fellowship to facilitate subsequent creative work