Fisheries Administration Section

AFS—American Fisheries Society

Recipient History

Wisconsin –  2014 Research and Survey Award Winner

2016 Sport Fish Restoration Awards

Sport Fishery Development and Management

  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department – Conserving Texas Rivers Initiative

Research and Surveys

  • Idaho Department of Fish and Game – YY Male Brook Trout Research Project

Aquatic Education

  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission – TrophyCatch Program
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks – Hooked on Fishing Program

2015 Sport Fish Restoration Awards

Sport Fishery Development and Management: Habitat

  • Wyoming Game and Fish Department – Lake DeSmet Water Lease to Ensure Sufficient Water and Public Access

Research and Surveys

  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife – Investigation of Methods to Improve Spawning, Rearing, and Survival of Sport Fish Species in Hatcheries and in the Wild

Aquatic Education

  • Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation – Oklahoma Fishing in the Schools Program

2014 Sport Fish Restoration Awards

Sport Fishery Development and Management

  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department – Collaboration to Maintain Quality Fisheries in Brazos River Reservoirs: Using New Technology to Relate Reservoir Water Levels, Littoral Habitat and Recreational Access

Research and Surveys

  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources – Development and Evaluation of Watershed Models for Predicting Stream Fishery Potential

2013 Sport Fish Restoration Awards

Sport Fishery Development and Management: Habitat

  • Nebraska Game & Parks Commission – New Reservoir Construction Program

Sport Fishery Development and Management: Access

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency – Morris Ferry Boat and Bank Fishing Access: Revived and Alive Again!

Aquatic Education

  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission – Fish Camp (Fishing and Basic Boating Skills Camp Pilot and Expansion)

Research and Surveys

  • North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission – Using the DIDSON to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Different Fish Attractors in Turbid Reservoirs

2012 Sportfish Restoration Awards

Sport Fishery Development and Management

  • Kansas Department of Wildlife, Park, and Tourism – Fishing Impoundments and Stream Habitats (FISH) Private Waters Leasing Program

Aquatic Education

  • Iowa Department of Natural Resources – Urban Fishing Program Development and Case Study – Fish Iowa!

Research and Surveys

  • Idaho Fish and Game – Tag It Your It Project

2011 Sportfish Restoration Awards

Sport Fishery Development and Management

  • Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission – Nesbitt Park Access Area Rehabilitation Project

Aquatic Education

  • California Department of Fish and Game – California’s Classroom Aquarium Education Project

Research and Surveys

  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department – Lake Amistad Fizzing Methods Study

2010 Sportfish Restoration Awards

Sport Fishery Development and Management

  • Access subcategory – Georgia Department of Natural Resources –  Lake Sturgeon Reintroduction in Georgia
  • Habitat subcategory – Arkansas Game and Fish Commission – Dry Run Creek Enhancement Project

Aquatic Education

  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources – MinnAqua Aquatic Education Program

Research and Surveys

  • Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission – Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Panfish Enhancement Regulations

2009 Sportfish Restoration Awards

Sport Fishery Development and Management

  • Habitat Acquisition or Improvement -Alaska Department of Fish and Game – Evaluation of Culvert Influence on Seasonal Movements of Juvenile Salmonids in a Tributary of the Kenai River, Alaska
  • Access Subcategory – Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks – Community Fisheries Assistance Program

Aquatic Education

  • North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission – John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center

Research and Surveys

  • Michigan Department of Natural Resources – Saginaw Bay Fish Community Survey

2008 Sportfish Restoration Awards

Sport Fishery Development and Management

  • Iowa Department of Natural Resources— Restoration of Four Southwest Iowa Constructed Lakes – Leveraging Sport Fish Restoration Funds for Regional Resource Improvement

Aquatic Education

  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources—Wild Rose Hatchery Education Center

Research and Surveys

  • Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries— Restoration and Enhancement of the New River Walleye Fishery

2007 Sportfish Restoration Awards

Sport Fishery Development and Management

  • Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation – Evening Hole and Lost Creek Restoration Project

Aquatic Education

  • Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife – Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Research and Surveys

  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources – Lake Survey Mobile Software and Hardware Project

Honorable Mention Projects

  • Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Arkansas Chapter of Trout Unlimited – Renovation of Parker Bend Angler Access Facility
  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources – Fishing: Get in the Habitat!

2006 Sportfish Restoration Awards

Sport Fishery Development and Management

  • Utah Division of Wildlife Resources – Strawberry Reservoirs Sport Fish Enhancement Project

Aquatic Education

  • Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game – Outdoor Skills Program. A prominent feature of that program was the ongoing mentoring of kids

Research and Surveys

  • Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game – stock assessment and management of Stikine River chinook salmon

Honorable Mention Project

  • Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources – restoration of American and hickory shad in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay

2005 Sportfish Restoration Awards

Sport Fishery Development and Management

  • Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries – Laurel Bed Lake Restoration

Research and Surveys

  • Lake Michigan Technical Committee, Salmonid Working Group – A multi-agency collaboration to evaluate Chinook salmon management in Lake Michigan

Aquatic Education

  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission – Kids’ Fishing Clinics

Honorable Mention Project

  • Lake Michigan Committee, Yellow Perch Task Group – A multi-agency research initiative to identify likely causes for yellow perch recruitment failure in Lake Michigan

2004 Sportfish Restoration Awards

Sport Fishery Development and Management

  • Kentucky Dept. Fish and Wildlife Resources – Cedar Creek Lake Development Project

Research and Surveys

  • Maryland DNR – Investigation of Striped Bass in Chesapeake Bay
  • Idaho Fish and Game – Sterile Fish Program

Aquatic Education

  • North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission – Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education

Honorable Mention Project

  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department – Fisheries Resources Monitoring Enhancement Project

2003 Sportfish Restoration Awards

Sport Fishery Development and Management

  • Wisconsin DNR – Baraboo River Dam Removal and Restoration Project

Research and Surveys

  • Mississippi DNR – Investigation of larval and juvenile fishes that utilize Sargassum and oceanic frontal zones as essential fish habitat in Mississippi marine waters and the northern Gulf of Mexico

Aquatic Education

  • New Hampshire Fish and Game Dept. – New Hampshire’s Aquatic Resource Education Program

2002 Sportfish Restoration Awards

Sport Fishery Development and Management/Aquatic Education

  • Missouri Department of Conservation – Lost Valley Hatchery Visitor Center and Kids Fishing Pond

Research and Surveys

  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Florida Marine Research Institute – Health Monitoring of Florida’s Marine Sport Fish

Honorable Mention Project

  • Iowa Department of Natural Resources – The Lake Macbride Restoration Project

2001 Sportfish Restoration Awards

Sport Fishery Development and Management

  • California Department of Fish and Game – North Coast Region-Habitat Improvement

Research and Surveys

  • Missouri Department of Conservation – Restoration and Enhancement of the Lake Taneycomo Trout Fishery

Aquatic Education

  • South Carolina Department of Natural Resources – South Carolina Reel Kids

Honorable Mention Projects

  • Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources – 1. Reconstruction of depression era sugar cane cargo pier as a conversion top public fishing and 2. Reconstruction of a largemouth bass hatchery to provide a stable source of fingerlings which are required to support a fishery

2000 Sportfish Restoration Awards

Sport Fish Development and Management
• Iowa Department of Natural Resources – Restoration of Lake Ahquabi

Research and Surveys
• Ohio Department of Natural Resources – Protection of Reservoirs from Zebra Mussel
Introduction Resulting from Hatchery Activities

Aquatic Education (Tie)
• Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Marine Research Institute –
Florida Boater’s Guide Series
• South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks – Fishing Guide to the Black Hills of
South Dakota

1999 Sportfish Restoration Awards

Sport Fish Development and Management
• Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife and New York Department of Environmental
Conservation – Restoration of Salmonid Fisheries in Lake Champlain

Research and Surveys
• Colorado Division of Wildlife – Development of procedures to teat for Tiactinomyxon
axtinospores in flowing water below Colorado Reservoirs

Aquatic Education
• Texas Parks and Wildlife Department – The Construction and Opening of the Texas
Freshwater Fisheries Center

1998 Sportfish Restoration Awards

Sport Fish Development and Management
• Nebraska Game and Parks Commission – Aquatic Habitat Program

Research and Surveys
• Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks – Evaluation of Regulations
Restricting Crappie Harvest

Aquatic Education
• Georgia Department of Natural Resources – Marben Public Fishing Area Project

1997 Sportfish Restoration Awards

Sport Fish Development and Management
• Wyoming Game and Fish Department*

Research and Surveys
• South Carolina Department of Natural Resources*

Aquatic Education
• Texas Parks and Wildlife Department*

* Project details not available.

1996 Sportfish Restoration Awards

Sport Fish Development and Management
• Colorado Division of Wildlife – San Juan River Rehabilitation

Research and Surveys
• Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa State University – Intensive Culture of
Walleye Fry and Fingerlings

Aquatic Education
• Ohio River Fisheries Management Team – Ohio River Fishing Guide

1995 Sportfish Restoration Awards

Sport Fish Development and Management
• Arizona Game and Fish Commission – Lake Havasu Fisheries Improvement Project

Research and Surveys
• California Department of Fish and Game – Striped Bass Population Studies

Aquatic Education
• Arkansas Game and Fish Commission – Mobile Aquarium Project

1993 Sportfish Restoration Awards

Sport Fish Development and Management
• North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission – Urban Fishing Program

Research and Surveys

•Ohio Division of Wildlife – Daphnia Production Techniques for Rearing Fingerling
Walleye and Saugeye

Aquatic Education
• Iowa Division of Fish and Wildlife – Fish Iowa, A Comprehensive Aquatic Education
Program

Outstanding Project of the Year (Note –Category was discontinued after this year)
• Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Indiana Division of Fish and Wildlife – St.
Joseph River Interstate Anadromous Fish Project

1990 Sportfish Restoration Award

Outstanding Project of the Year
• Georgia Game and Fish Division – No other details available at this time

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About afsfisheries

I am the President of the American Fisheries Society section - the Fisheries Administration Section. AFSFAS.

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