Call for Nominations

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 Angler Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation (R3) and/or Aquatic Education. Outstanding projects are announced at the AFS Annual Meeting, which is held in August or September.  Award recipients are recognized through national press releases and on the AFS website and other media, and are presented with handsome award plaques at an appropriate function in the winning state or protectorate. Previous winners can be viewed at Recipient History.

Nominations for 2022 have closed. Nominations from states or protectorates will be accepted Spring 2023. Look for a call for nominations announcement then or check back here.

See below for a detailed description of the awards program (includes instructions for submitting nominations) and judging criteria.

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 and important award program, please contact the current FAS President-Elect Lynn Quattro or (803) 734-9094.

SFR Project Awards Program

Project Categories and Judging Criteria