The 2024 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence

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The 2024 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence will be presented to Paul Greenberg, American fisherman and award-winning author. The award will presented at The Water’s Edge gala on September 19, 2024.

Highlighting Global Sustainability Through Fisheries

Paul Greenberg wearing a blue shirt and baseball cap with an ocean shoreline in the background.

First learning to fish with his father at the age of five, Paul Greenberg is a lifelong fisherman and has taken his love for fishing to pen. Through his writing, he helps readers to escape screens and find balance on the planet.

Greenberg has written six books, including The New York Times Bestseller and Notable Book: Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food. He is the recipient of a James Beard Award for Writing and Literature, a Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation, a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, and many other grants and awards. He has also written for National Geographic Magazine, GQ, The Times (of London), and Vogue, and he lectures on seafood and the environment around the world.

He is the writer-in-residence of the Safina Center and regularly contributes to academia. He is an adjunct professor at New York University’s Animal Studies Program in Manhattan and is a visiting scholar at the University of Washington’s Ocean Nexus Center.