Fisheries Biologist of the Year

The Association’s Biologist of the Year Awards are presented to two career biologists of state wildlife agencies, one each in the categories of wildlife and fisheries, who in the opinion of the SEAFWA Awards Committee have made outstanding contributions toward wildlife/fisheries conservation. Each award is presented during the awards banquet at the Association’s annual conference.

  • 2017 Fisheries Biologist of the Year Award Honoree: George Palmer, VDGIF
  • 2016 Fisheries Biologist of the Year Award Honoree: Dennis Riecke, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
  • 2015 Fisheries Biologist of the Year Award Honoree: Brian Van Zee, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
  • 2014 Fisheries Biologist of the Year Award Honoree: Keith Meals, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
  • 2013 Fisheries Biologist of the Year Award Honoree: Bill Coleman, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • 2012 Bennett Wynne, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
  • 2011 Paul H. Michaletz, Missouri Department of Conservation
  • 2010 Don Fox, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • 2009 Keith Ashley, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
  • 2008 John Hunt, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • 2007 Wesley Porak, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • 2006 Bob Glazer, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • 2005 Jim Bulak, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

 Biologists of the Year Criteria

Wildlife Biologist of the Year Award Winners >