Career Achievement Award

This webform is now closed. Thank you to all those who submitted a nomination for the Fish Passage 2020 Career Achievement Award.


The Fish Passage Career Achievement Award recognizes the efforts of an influential professional whose contributions to the field of fish passage have enhanced fisheries resources.

Consideration is given to:

  • Length of service
  • Contributions to the field
  • Imagination and innovation
  • Partnership and outreach activities
  • Support of interdisciplinary efforts
  • Leadership

The previous recipients of the award were:

  • Ben Rizzo (2011)
  • Boyd Kynard (2012)
  • Kozmo Ken Bates (2013)
  • Robert Gubernick (2014)
  • Michel Larinier & François Travade (2015)
  • Steve Rainey (2016)
  • Stephen Gephard (2017)
  • Martin Mallen-Cooper (2018)


Any biologist, engineer, or program manager with appreciable career experience working in the field of fish passage. Experience may include field work, design and analysis, research, teaching, regulatory work, management, outreach, or program administration. Recipients may be from private industry, academia, tribal organizations, non-governmental organizations, or government agencies. Members of the 2020 Advisory Board and Organizing Committee are not eligible. Nominations must be submitted before 31st January 2020. Please forward and questions about the process to any member of the coordination team.


The recipient will be selected by the Conference Advisory Board.  The recipient’s name will remain confidential until the public award ceremony at the conference.

Nominating Procedure

Nominations are now closed.