MCBA Pistis Award

Presented yearly to honor persons and/or organizations outside the charter boat industry for their assistance, support and contribution to the improvement and well being of the Michigan Charter Boat Association, the charter industry and sport fishing in general.

1984 – Charles Pistis, Michigan Sea Grant Agent
1985 – Myrl Keller, DNR Biologist, Charlevoix
Research Station

1986 – Dr. Ed Mahoney, Michigan State University
1987 – Bill Bishoff, Lansing Businessman,
Active MCBA Supporter
1988 – Sue Wagner, Michigan Travel Bureau
1989 – Michigan Sea Grant Program
1990 – Michigan Boating Industries Association
1991 – Rob Elliott & Glenn Bamer,
M.S.U. Researchers
1992 – Jerry Bartnik, State Representative
1993 – Dr. Howard Tanner,
Father of the Coho in Michigan
1993 – John M. Robertson, Michigan Fisheries Chief, DNR
1994 – Tod Griseke, Biologist MUCC
1995 – Dan Thomas, Great Lakes Sport Fishing Council
1996 – Dean Fred Poston, Michigan State University
1997 – Jim Johnson, Michigan DNR
1998 – Paul Wendler, Michigan Advisor to the Great
Lakes Fisheries Commission
1999 – Joan Duffy, Michigan DNR
1999 – Jim VanDermass, MSSFA
2000 – John Wernet, Assistant Attorney General in charge Native American Affairs Division
2000 – Peter Stetketee, Attorney for MUCC
2001 – Brandon Schroeder,
Fisheries Specialist, MUCC
2002 – Gerry Rakoczy, Research Biologist,
Charlevoix Research Station
2003 – Dr. Wayne Tody,
Michigan Fisheries Chief, DNR
2004 – Tom Rozich,
MDNR Fisheries Biologist – Cadillac
2005 – Stan Lievense, MDNR & Michigan’s official “Coho Ambassador”
2006 – Carlos Fetterholf, Great Lakes Fishery Commission
2007 – Ray Underwood, MBIA Executive Director
2008 – Dave Fielder, MDNR Senior Fisheries Biologist
2009 – Henri Boucher, Vice President, ShowSpan Inc.
2010 – Bob Garner,
Host: Michigan Out Doors; NRC & Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board of Trustees
2011 – Captain Dean Hobbs, “Badger” MCBA Chief Drug Administrative Officer
2012 – Dr. Kelly Smith, Michigan Natural Resources Director
2013 – Maxine Appleby, MCBA Webmaster
2014 – Dr. Kenneth E. Merckel, Lake Huron Citizens Fishery Advisory

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