Do you have someone in mind who deserves to be recognized for their commitment and dedication to the fisheries profession? Do you know of a fisheries professional who has gone above and beyond normal expectations? The Georgia AFS Fisheries Professional of the Year (FPY) has two categories: FPY in Fisheries Management and FPY in Science and Research. List of past award recipients: https://gaafs.org/past-award-recipients/

Fisheries Professional of the Year in Fisheries Management and Fisheries Professional of the Year in Science and Research

  • Click on the name of the award for nomination forms and guidelines
  • Nomination forms should be completed and submitted by December 30, 2022

Fisheries Professional of the Year in Fisheries Management: This award is open to hatchery managers, fisheries technicians, PFA managers, biologists, and other fisheries professionals who have participated in outstanding or unique management or fish culture activities that contributed significantly to fisheries management and/or conservation.

Fisheries Professional of the Year in Science and Research: This award is open to biologists, professors, fisheries technicians, and other fisheries professionals whose role in a research project or program promotes the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic systems.