Honorary Member Award—
The Honorary Member Award is for significant involvement and accomplishments by an individual to the Chapter or official position (i.e. Guest Speakers). Nominations should include a brief biography and discussion of the significant involvement and contributions towards conservation of fisheries/aquatic resource within the Chapter. The only criterion for the award is that the nominee must be a member in good standing.
Professional Achievement Award – plaque
The Professional of the Year Award is awarded to an individual employed in a field related to fisheries and aquatic resources. Nominations for individuals should include a brief biography along with information pertaining to service, impact on the resource and other professional, and significant accomplishments. Eligible accomplishments by the nominee can be in one of the following categories: Leadership and Development, Education, Aquaculture, Management, Research and Technical Support.
- Only members in good standing can make nominations
- The recipient must be a member in good standing
- The award is based on fisheries related work in New York
Conservationist of the Year Award – plaque
The Conservationist of the Year Award is for significant involvement and accomplishments by an individual or group not employed in the fisheries or aquatic resources field (i.e. Conservation or Angler Groups). Nominations should include a brief biography and discussion of the significant involvement and contributions towards conservation of fisheries/aquatic resources. The only criterion for the award is that the award is based on fisheries/aquatic resource related work accomplished in New York.
Student or Professional Awards
Dave Bryson Memorial Award – certificate, check $150
The New York Chapter of the American Fisheries Society established the Dave Bryson Memorial Fisheries Fund in memory of Dave Bryson, ex-chapter President and long-time member. Eligible recipients include any college-bound high school students, college student or young fisheries professional in a fisheries-related program of study or a recent college graduate that has received a degree from a fisheries-related program of study within the past two years. The award is intended to assist the recipient in furthering their education or fisheries-related career aspirations and may be used for travel expenses, equipment purchase, or educational costs (i.e. books).
Please take some time and think about a student or young professional who deserve recognition.
Diversity Travel Award (2 per year)- free meeting registration, workshop attendance, two nights of hotel accommodations for Chapter meeting, NY Chapter and AFS 1 year membership
The New York Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (NYCAFS) is offering two diversity travel awards to attend the annual meeting. The awards are designed to encourage recipients from underrepresented groups within fisheries and provide the opportunity to attend the annual meeting and engage with members the professional fisheries community. One award is open for any member of an underrepresented group (women, ethnic or racial minority, other affinity group). The second award will be given specifically to a member of the Native American or Indigenous Peoples Community. Awardees are not required to give a presentation at the meeting.
application – https://newyork.fisheries.org/awards/awards_travel/
Contact Stacy Furgal ([email protected]) for more information.
Klumb-Spindler Travel Award (up to 4 per year) – free meeting registration, workshop attendance, two nights of hotel accommodations for Chapter meeting, NY Chapter and AFS 1 year membership
The New York fisheries community lost two beloved colleagues in 2013. Dr. Robert Klumb, the lead research biologist for the USFWS Great Lakes Plains Office, and Maegan Spindler, a USFWS technician, had just finished a 12-hour day of fish sampling on the Missouri River when they were killed by a drunk driver. Maegan grew up in central New York and received a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Science from SUNY-ESF while Rob, a Milwaukee Wisconsin native, received his PhD from Cornell University working on Alewife bioenergetics. Both were active in the New York Chapter and this award commemorates their dedication to fostering student involvement in the New York fisheries and aquatic community.
We encourage all students to apply regardless of the stage of their research. High school, undergraduate, or graduate students presenting either an oral presentation or poster are eligible. Award decisions are based on application answers, abstract clarity, and content.
Contact Susan Cushman ([email protected]) for more information.