Our Hutton Program financial supporters and host organizations, agencies and institutions ensure the future of fisheries by achieving the following:

  • Invest in a new generation of fisheries scientists
  • Help diversify the fisheries profession by engaging minorities and women
  • Promote organizational values and objectives
  • Gain recognition for having a positive impact on young people
  • Receive public relations materials that feature their participation in the program

The Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program is generously supported by Federal Agencies, State Agencies, AFS Chapters, Sections, Divisions and AFS Members. Supporters who provide financial contributions enable the Hutton Program to continue and expand its efforts to ensure the future of fisheries by attracting young people to and diversifying the profession.

How can you become involved through supporting the program?

Hutton Program Partners (full sponsorship of a student):

Partners work directly with AFS staff to identify and place a student, fully supported by the funding partner, within their host institution interest field. Partners also receive annual reports about program participants and success, public relations materials as well as recognition for their generosity in Fisheries magazine and on AFS social media sites.

Hutton Program Supporters (any amount of support):

Supporters receive annual reports about program participants and success, public relations materials as well as recognition for their generosity in Fisheries magazine and on AFS social media sites.

Thank you to our 2021 Hutton Program partners:

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • USDA Forest Service
  • Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
  • Virginia Tech’s Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation

Thank you to our 2021 Hutton Program supporters:

  • AFS Missouri Chapter
  • AFS Minnesota Chapter
  • AFS Oregon Chapter
  • AFS Wisconsin Chapter

Help the Hutton Program reach its goal of raising $5,000 today by donating to the Hutton Funding Challenge 2.0!

The Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program launched its 2nd annual funding campaign this June, called the Hutton Funding Challenge 2.0Our goal for the Hutton Funding Challenge 2.0  is to raise $5,000 from 100 individual donors by September 1. Since June, we have received almost $2,500 in donations and we cannot reach our goal of $5,000 without your participation! The Hutton Program relies on the support from our membership and program partners to offer internship placements and help inspire the next, more diverse, generation of fisheries professionals.

Are you interested in supporting the Hutton Program? Please contact Mary Webb Banning, Educational Program Coordinator, by email: [email protected] or phone: (301) 897-8616 x204