AZ/NM AFS Chapter Award Nominations
The Arizona/New Mexico Chapter of the American Fisheries Society has six awards for recognizing aquatic professionals. The Awards Committee needs your help in submitting qualified candidates to receive awards at the 2017 Annual Meeting. This is your opportunity to become involved and see that your professional peers receive the deserved recognition from the Arizona/New Mexico American Fisheries Society.
Conservationist of the Year Award: This award recognizes an individual or group not employed in the fisheries or aquatic resources profession for significant involvement and contributions towards the conservation of fisheries or aquatic resources
Miles McInnis Memorial Student Awards: In memory of Mr. Miles McInnis (NMDGF), one undergraduate $1,000 scholarship and one graduate $1,000 scholarship is awarded to students interested in pursuing a fisheries science undergraduate and graduate education.
Conservation Professional of the Year Award: This award recognizes an individual employed in a capacity related to fisheries and/or aquatic resources conservation that makes significant impacts on the resource. Nominees can come from Administration, Culture, Education, Management, Research or Technical Support.
Kelly Meyer Sportfish Professional of the Year Award: In memory of Mr. Kelly Meyer (AZGFD), this award recognizes an individual employed in a capacity related to sportfish management of fisheries and/or aquatic resources that makes a significant impact on the resource. Nominees can come from Administration, Culture, Education, Management, Research or Technical Support.
Fish Head of the Year Award: This award recognizes an individual for his/her dedication to the aquatic resources and their career achievements.
“Stinky Boot Award”: Recognizes the most outrageous behavior of any fisheries student or professional in the year prior to the Chapter’s Annual Meeting.
Due Date: January 20th, 2017
Award criteria can be found on the Arizona/New Mexico AFS website:
To obtain more information or to apply for Miles McInnis Memorial student awards, please contact:
Julie Carter firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information regarding the other awards please contact:
James Dominguez email@example.com