AFS—American Fisheries Society
Each year the Fisheries Administration Section of the American Fisheries Society recognizes outstanding fisheries projects completed with Sport Fish Restoration (Dingell-Johnson/Wallop-Breaux) funds. Awards are given in three categories: Sport Fishery Development and Management, Research and Surveys, and Aquatic Education. Outstanding projects will be announced at the 147th AFS Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida, recognized through national press releases and on the AFS website and other media, and will be presented with handsome award plaques at an appropriate function in the winning state or protectorate. Previous winners can be viewed at Recipient History.
We are currently soliciting nominations from your state or protectorate for 2017. I have enclosed a more detailed description of the awards program, instructions for submitting nominations, and information on the project categories and awards criteria. As Chair of this year’s Awards Committee, I ask that you distribute these forms to appropriate personnel in your agency and urge them to nominate projects that are outstanding examples of the use of Sport Fish Restoration funds. We will accept nominations through June 15, 2017.
Please email nominations as PDF files to: Joe.Larscheid@dnr.iowa.gov. The AFS Fisheries Administration Section looks forward to the opportunity to recognize outstanding projects and help promote all the benefits of the Sport Fish Restoration program. If you have any questions about this unique award program, please contact me by email or at 515-201-3376.