Industry support for 2019 Aquaculture Awards
By RAStech staff
By RAStech staff
Some of the most influential companies and organisations in global aquaculture have come out to support the 2019 Aquaculture Awards, according to award host Aquaculture UK.
The awards, to be presented on May 29th in Edinburgh, Scotland, cover eight categories and have attracted interest and entries from all corners of the globe.
The Applied Research Breakthrough category is sponsored by Lloyd’s Register, and open to any research project involving collaboration between the industry and academic sectors.
Mowi is sponsoring the Technical Innovation award, to be presented to the developer of new hardware or software that has, or is projected to, improve performance of an aquaculture sector.
The Animal Welfare category, sponsored by Benchmark, recognizes an 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.
The Most Promising New Entrant award – which recognises the best people, companies or products that arrived in the industry since January 2018 – is sponsored by Primer Design.
The International Impact award, sponsored by BioMar, aims 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 favourably.
The Sustainability award – sponsored by Cargill – is being presented to the organisation 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.
Finally, the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) is sponsoring the Diversity award – which will be presented to the employer that has done the most to promote diversity in their workforce and/or the sector in general since January 2018.