Awards

The Fisheries Management Section is currently seeking nominations for its three awards. The application deadline for these awards is April 15. Send nominations to Quinton Phelps, Missouri Department of Conservation, 3815 E Jackson Blvd., Jackson, MO 63755. (573) 243-2659 Quinton.Phelps@mdc.mo.gov

Nomination letters should include detailed description of the nominees accomplishments related to the qualifications of each award.  We encourage collaborative nomination efforts (two or more nominators), and/or multiple supporters for each nomination.

The Conservation Achievement Award recognizes any significant action, program, or initiative by a nonmember individual, non-governmental organization, or state (provincial), local, or federal agency that contributes substantially to fishery conservation or fishery science. Click here for a list of past award recipients.

The Award of Merit recognizes a singular accomplishment of an individual or group acting as a team or committee for contributions in fisheries management and research. The award can be given for outstanding leadership, administration, or project-related accomplishment in any aspect of the fisheries profession. Click here for a list of past award recipients.

The Award of Excellence is given for inspirational leadership in the fishery profession and substantial achievements for AFS and the fisheries resource. The recipients must have effectively communicated their work at the national and/or international level. The Award of Excellence is given for cumulative accomplishments rather than a singular effort as recognized by the Award of Merit. Click here for a list of past award recipients.

These awards will be presented to the recipients at the Fisheries Management Section’s Annual Meeting held in conjunction with AFS’s Annual Meeting.