SMAST receives the Outstanding Organization AwardOne of the goals of the Chapter is to promote and evaluate the educational, scientific and technical aspects of the fisheries profession.  The presentation of awards in recognition of contributions to the Chapter and the profession is one mechanism to accomplish that goal.

Chapter awards fall into three broad categories – Professional/Executive Awards recognize excellence in the Profession and/or service to the Chapter and AFS, Presentation Awards recognize the best student papers and posters at Chapter meetings, and Scholarships/Stipends encourage AFS involvement and professional development of students.

Professional/Executive Awards are administered by the Professionalism Committee.  The Education Committee administers the Saul B. Saila Best Student Paper Award, the Best Student Poster Award, and Student Stipends/Scholarships.