Western Division AFS Awards

The deadline for WDAFS 2020 Award nominations is

February 10, 2020

Each year, the Western Division bestows awards on individuals and entities who have distinguished themselves through their contributions to fisheries education, science, management, and conservation.  All of us know people who are deserving of recognition.  Please consider nominating a worthy person or group for one of the WDAFS awards listed below.  Send your nominations to WDAFS Past President Jackie Watson at  no later than February 10, 2020.

The WDAFS Awards Committee will select award winners and notify nominees of the outcome no later than February 14, 2020.   Award winners will be announced in AFS’ Fisheries magazine and online through AFS and WDAFS social media. Their accomplishments will be highlighted in the WDAFS newsletter (The Tributary), and they will be publicly recognized and awarded a plaque at the 2020 WDAFS annual meeting hosted by the WABC Chapter in Vancouver, BC April 12-16, 2020.  Awardees are encouraged but not required to attend the annual meeting.

Individual Awards are given to AFS members and non-members that have made significant contributions to fisheries education, science, management, and conservation.  Organization Awards are bestowed on entities such as agencies, tribes, private entities, and non-profit organizations that have stood out for their contribution to fisheries conservation.  Outstanding Chapter and Student Subunit Awards are given to the WDAFS units whose activities and contributions have significantly advanced the Western Division’s mission and the American Fisheries Society’s Strategic Plan.

Award descriptions, eligibility criteria, and instructions for submitting nominations will be available soon.  We appreciate your interest and your patience.

Please contact Jackie Watson at ( for more information.


Individual Awards

Organization Awards

Outstanding Chapter and Student Subunit Awards