GA-AFS Chapter Awards– Nominations are due by the second Friday of January each year to the Awards Chair, Steven Sammons at sammosm@auburn.edu.

See our Awards Nomination page for a list of past recipients of our Chapter Awards.

Distinguished Service Award

Recognizes the outstanding contributions of chapter members to Georgia AFS over the course of the year.

Career Contributions Award

Honors individuals who have made numerous and significant contributions towards the advancement of fisheries research and/or management in Georgia over the course of their career(s).

Fisheries Professional of the Year

Presented to an individual that has made a significant impact on fisheries research or management in Georgia during the past year.

Fisheries Conservationist of the Year

This award is not restricted to Georgia Chapter AFS members.  It is presented annually to an individual or group for their outstanding contributions or service to fisheries conservation in Georgia.

Best Student Paper/Poster

Awarded at the annual meeting to the best student paper or poster presentation(s) as judged by the membership. Consideration is given to any individual presenting research conducted in an academic setting while enrolled as a student in an academic institution. Judges will select the top 3 graduate and top 3 undergraduate student papers for an award during the business meeting of the chapter.

Certificate of Appreciation

Exhibits the Chapter’s gratitude to an individual or organization for a specific contribution or event that supports the Chapter or its mission.

President’s Award (formerly Chapter Service Award)

Chosen by the current Chapter President and presented annually to an individual Georgia Chapter AFS member for loyalty, dedication, and meritorious service to the Chapter over a long period of time and for exceptional commitment to the programs, objectives, and long-term goals of the Chapter.

Past-President’s Award

Recognizes the contributions of the outgoing Chapter President. Presented annual as the Chapter leader moves from President to Past-President.