The Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award, known as the “Sully,” was created in 1991 and was first award to Carl Sullivan shortly before his death.  It is award annually in his memory.  It is presented to an individual or organization, professional or nonprofessional, for outstanding contributions to the conservation of fishery resources. The award is administered by a subcommittee composed of the AFS President-Elect as Chair, three AFS Section representatives who are presidents in the year of their appointment, and three members representing the conservation, recreational fishing, and commercial fishing communities respectively, and the First Vice President.



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