Welcome to the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies!
The Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) is an organization whose members are the state agencies with primary responsibility for management and protection of the fish and wildlife resources in 15 states, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.

Member states are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The Directors of the Association meet semi-annually, in the spring and fall.
ANNUAL CONFERENCE — please join us!
On behalf of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, we invite you to join us in Baton Rouge for the 70th Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, October 16-19, 2016. Registration is open! Review the schedule and make plans now to join us. Registration rates will increase after September 1, 2016; register early and save.
SEAFWA AWARDS
Five awards are presented annually at the SEAFWA Conference. Each is designed to honor excellence within the fish and wildlife industry in the Southeast. They are:
  1. Clarence W. Watson Award
  2. Officer of the Year Award
  3. Wildlife Biologist of the Year Award
  4. Fisheries Biologist of the Year Award
  5. Diversity and Inclusion Award
Nominations for 2016 honorees are currently being accepted for all awards. For details, click here.
IN THE NEWS
Leith Konyndyk named 2015 SEAFWA Wildlife Officer of the Year
The Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies named Leith Konyndyk the 2015 Wildlife Officer of the Year at their annual meeting in Ashville this week. Konyndyk is a conservation officer for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

“Each state submits their officer of the year for consideration as the regional officer of the year, and these individuals are all deserving of recognition and appreciation,” SEAFWA President Bob Ziehmer said. “Konyndyk is certainly not only a great asset for his department, but also for the hunters, anglers and boaters that recreate throughout Tennessee.” Read the full release
Brian Van Zee named 2015 SEAFWA Fisheries Biologist of the Year
The Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies named Brian Van Zee the 2015 Fisheries Biologist of the Year at their annual meeting in Ashville this week. Van Zee is a fisheries biologist for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department out of Waco.

“It gives me great pleasure to present this year’s Fisheries Biologist of the Year Award to Brian Van Zee,” SEAFWA President Bob Ziehmer said. “His contributions to fisheries conservation that began in Texas have led to ripples across the country.” Read the full release
John Gruchy named 2015 SEAFWA Wildlife Biologist of the Year
The Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies named John Gruchy the 2015 Wildlife Biologist of the Year at their annual meeting in Ashville this week. Gruchy is the private lands coordinator for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

“John’s passion for putting wildlife habitat on the ground, technical abilities and gift for effectively working with partners have improved wildlife habitat on thousands of acres in Mississippi. He is clearly a leader in the realm of private lands conservation, a critical avenue for providing the habitat needs of wildlife held in the public trust,” SEAFWA President Bob Ziehmer said. Read the full release
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Hunting, Fishing and Wildife Recreation Participation Committee Report
Click here to download the SEAFWA HFWP Committee Report on recruitment and retention of hunters, fishermen and other fish and wildlife users in the Southeast. The report identifies top recruitment and retention programs among the Southeastern states and addresses the charge and goals of the Committee.
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