Highliner Awards

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Do you know someone who should be a National Fisherman Highliner?

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 it deserves recognition! Those from all U.S. coasts are welcome to be nominated, and we encourage those with knowledge of all diverse fishing communities to submit a nominee.

The annual tradition of hailing leaders of the commercial fishing industry began in 1975. Honorees will be featured in National Fisherman which honors individuals from all regions. They’ll also be able to take part in a special event at the Pacific Marine Expo that is designed to honor and showcase Highliner winners. 

Please note: Only individual nominees can be considered. Companies, organizations, and associations are not eligible.

Nominations are now closed.