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.

  • 2018: Tom Holman, Mississippi Department Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
  • 2017: George Palmer, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
  • 2016: Dennis Riecke, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
  • 2015: Brian Van Zee, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
  • 2014: Keith Meals, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
  • 2013: Bill Coleman, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • 2012: Bennett Wynne, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
  • 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
  • 2004: Joe Addison, Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division
  • 2003: Jim Axon, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
  • 2002: Frank McBride, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
  • 2001: Gerald L. Buynak, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
  • 2000: Larry Mohn, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
  • 1999: James W. (Pete) Kornegay, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
  • 1998: Doug Peterson, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission
  • 1997: Tom Curtis, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
  • 1996: Steve Filipuk, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

 Biologists of the Year Criteria

Wildlife Biologist of the Year Award Winners >