Highliner Awards

An NF Highliner is a career commercial fisherman who is also known for giving back to the industry, locally, nationally or globally. It is no easy task, and as such it deserves recognition. Representatives from U.S. fishing communities on the East and Gulf coasts are honored in even-numbers years. Odd number years honor individuals from the West coast and Alaska.

The annual tradition of hailing leaders of the commercial fishing industry began in 1975 and it’s one that the National Fisherman team is opening up to our audience. Honorees will be featured in the print issue of National Fisherman magazine that honors individuals from all regions. They’ll also be able to take part in a series of special events at the Pacific Marine Expo that are designed to honor and showcase Highliner winners.