The 2019 Aquaculture Awards are open for entries! This awards event aims to recognize the achievements across the aquaculture industry and applaud those making exceptional contributions. The awards are open to anyone in the global aquaculture industry, and are focused on those who employ the highest standards of aquaculture husbandry, farm with a high level of environmental awareness, and deliver a high-quality end product to local, national or international markets.
The awards ceremony will take place at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh on May 29, 2019. Entries are being accepted in the following categories:
Applied Research Breakthrough
Open to any research project involving collaboration between the industry and academic sectors. The winner will be the project that is most likely to have an impact on the industry and has already demonstrated some tangible measures of success.
Will be presented to the organization that is able to demonstrate the consistency of its contribution to the environmental, ethical and economic sustainability of the industry. All entrants will need to highlight ways they are addressing each of the three E’s: environment, equity, and economics.
An award set to promote companies and/or new initiatives with a truly international impact. Projects that promote cross-industry collaboration and/or make their results freely available for the greater good of the sector will be viewed particularly favorably.
Individuals are invited to nominate a person from within the sector whose attitude and achievements in the last 12 months have been particularly inspirational. The public will be able to vote for anyone from the shortlist, which will be drawn up by the judging panel based on the best of the nominations received.
Most Promising New Entrant
Nominations sought for people, companies or products that have arrived on the aquaculture scene since January 2018.
Animal Welfare Award
Any initiative that has improved the welfare of the farmed animals and/or the wildlife they interact with since January 2018. Initiatives can cover a range of factors, including genetic, pharmaceutical and technological innovations, or improvements in husbandry and farm management protocols.
An award for the developer of novel hardware or software that has, or is projected to, improve the performance of any aquaculture sector.
The employer that has done the most to promote diversity in their workforce and/or the sector in general since January 2018.