Award Nominations

How to nominate

Each year, the Cal-Neva AFS Chapter awards individuals and entities for their professional achievement, service, and contributions to fisheries science, management, and conservation.

Please consider nominating an individual or group for one of the Cal-Neva Chapter AFS Awards. We welcome nominations for any individuals or groups that you feel are worthy of recognition in the categories listed here.

To nominate an individual or group for one of the Chapter’s awards listed below, please provide a 5 – 7 sentence summary of the nominee’s accomplishments. Please specify which award  you think is best fit for your nominee and why. Please send your nominations to the Cal-Neva AFS email address: [email protected] by Friday, February 16th, 2024 at 5 PM PST.

The accomplishments of the award recipients will be highlighted in the Cal-Neva AFS newsletter, and they will be publicly recognized at the virtual 2024 Cal-Neva Chapter of American Fisheries Society Conference. Award recipients are encouraged, but not required, to attend the meeting.

See you at the 2024 meeting!

  • The Award of Excellence
  • The Distinguished Professional Achievement Award
  • Special Contributions Award
  • The Conservation Achievement Award
  • The Award for Scientific Journalism
  • The Marine Fishes Award
  • The Deacon-Moyle Native Fishes Award

See full descriptions of the criteria for each award here.

If you have any questions, please contact the Chapter President or Chapter Awards Chairperson Zach Bess.

See a list of previous award recipients here.