Nominations for the 2018 Chapter Awards close March 1, 2018!

The Washington – British Columbia Chapter of AFS is seeking nominations for the 2018 awards. Award recipients will be honored at the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the chapter to be held in Kelowna, BC on March 19–22, 2018. Nominations require a candidate’s name, contact information, some biographical information and their connection to the WA-BC chapter including service to AFS. Submit your nomination(s) to Past-President Alix Silver at, or to any member of the Chapter Executive Committee by March 1, 2018.

See the Awards page for details on specific awards


The WA-BC Chapter will provide a competition at the 2018 AGM for student paper (oral and poster) presentations. The chapter will award a “best” presentation and runner-up in both categories. If you are eligible and would like to participate in the competition, please make the appropriate selections when registering for the meeting. Full details on the award guidelines can be found here: WABC Best Student Paper Award Guidelines.


Applications for the C. Jeff Cederholm Scholarship closed February 16, 2018. The announcement and application form are available here:

Three $1000 scholarships will be awarded, one each to an undergraduate student (pursuing a bachelor’s or associate’s degree), a student pursuing a master’s degree, and a student pursuing a doctorate.

To apply, provide a brief cover letter addressed to the C. Jeff Cederholm Scholarship Committee, fill out the attached application form, and acquire two letters of recommendation. Then, e-mail a merged PDF electronic version containing all the required documents to WA-BC AFS Past President, Alix Silver (Blake), or mail the documents to WA-BC Chapter American Fisheries Society, P.O. Box 9322, Spokane, WA 99209. E-mail submissions are preferred.


The Washington – British Columbia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (AFS WA-BC Chapter) offered travel awards to attend our Annual General Meeting. Awards were available to AFS WA-BC Chapter student members attending post-secondary educational institutions and pursuing degrees (Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate) in fisheries and aquatic sciences or related fields.


1.To prepare young men and women with an education in fisheries and aquatic sciences from institutions in Washington State, the Province of British Columbia, and the Pacific Northwest.

2.To promote education that will assist in and encourage the conservation of natural resource sand the appropriate management through training in accredited formal and vocational public and private schools in this geographic area.

3.To further the education of applicants interested in promoting the wise use of the natural resources in the Pacific Northwest.


Travel awards are based generally on the financial need, award capability, and activities of the applicant, and the objectives and purposes of the fund. This award can be used to help cover registration, travel and lodging expenses for the meeting. Priority will be given to applicants who are presenting (oral or poster) at the meeting, and who have demonstrated an effort to minimize travel and lodging costs (e.g., carpooling, shared accommodation, etc). The total value of the travel award may be up to $500. Successful applicants must submit registration, travel and lodging receipts to the AFS WA-BC Chapter treasurer for reimbursement. It is also expected that the student will submit a brief summary of their experiences after the meeting, for inclusion in the chapter newsletter.

Please download the application package or full instructions here: 2018 Student Travel Application Package. You may fill in the application form electronically or, if you prefer, print the form and hand-write your responses.

Applications were due on February 2, 2018, and those receiving travel awards were notified the week of February 12, 2018.

Questions should be directed to Orlay Johnson ( or Tamara Knudson (