The Steven Berkeley Marine Conservation Fellowship was established by the American Fisheries Society in 2007 in memory of Steven Berkeley, who was a passionate marine biologist based at Long Marine Laboratory at the University of California. This Fellowship is awarded annually to a graduate student conducting research in the field of Marine Conservation. The 2015 Fellowship was awarded to Cooke Lab Ph.D. candidate Jacob Brownscombe to support his research on marine fish in coastal regions of The Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and Florida. Jacob’s research uses biotelemetry to examine behavioural and physiological ecology of coastal fishes, with implications for population and habitat management, as well as fundamental ecology. It is a great honour for Jacob to receive this award, which not only endows financial support for his research, but also inspiration to carry on a legacy of prodigious conservation focused marine science and conservation.