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 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.

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.

Thank you to our 2020 Hutton Program supporters:

  • AFS Education Section
  • AFS Marine Fisheries Section
  • AFS Missouri Chapter
  • AFS Minnesota Chapter
  • AFS Northeastern Division

Thank you to our 2020 Hutton Program partners:

  • United States Forest Service
  • Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Idaho Department of Fish and Game
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
  • AFS Fish Culture Section

This year, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, many of our AFS state chapter meetings were cancelled. A team of dedicated and inspiring fisheries professionals teamed up with AFS staff to host the first ever “AFS Virtual Conference for Canceled Talks”, a seven-part webinar series which ran April 16th-May 7th. All sponsorship proceeds for this event went back to support the Hutton Program!

We would like to thank the AFS Virtual Conference for Canceled Talks sponsors: 

  • AFS Florida Chapter
  • AFS Michigan Chapter
  • AFS Oregon Chapter
  • AFS Cal-Neva Chapter
  • AFS Education Section
  • AFS Western Division
  • AFS Southern Division
  • AFS Northeastern Division
  • AFS North Central Division 
  • Smith-Root
  • Big Fin Scientific

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