The greatest honour the Marine Biological Association can bestow is the awarding of an MBA Honorary Fellowship. Honorary Fellows are persons of distinction who have contributed to the Company or to its aims. These individuals are therefore those who in various ways have made a substantial contribution to the field of marine biology. The very first Honorary Fellows of the Association were announced on March 11th 2014 at an event celebrating the granting of a Royal Charter to the Association.
Honorary Fellows are voting members of the Association and are entitled to the use of the postnominal of Hon FMBA.