APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR NINTH ANNUAL GLOBAL AQUACULTURE INNOVATION AWARD
Applications sought for ninth annual Global Aquaculture Innovation Award.
The Global Aquaculture Alliance is now accepting applications for its ninth annual Global Aquaculture Innovation Award. The application deadline has been extended from June 30 to July 15.
Established in 2012, the competition recognizes individuals and companies finding new solutions to the key challenges facing aquaculture. Examples of aquaculture innovations include technologies that mitigate the occurrence of animal diseases or parasites, or that reduce or eliminate the use of antibiotics to treat animals; technologies that improve production efficiencies at the hatchery or farm levels while mitigating environmental impact; advances in offshore or land-based recirculation technologies; novel feed ingredients; reductions in carbon footprint through improved energy efficiency or regeneration; and social programmes designed to improve living and working conditions at the farm or processing levels.
University of Stirling postdoctoral researcher Simão Zacarias was the recipient of last year’s eighth annual Global Aquaculture Innovation Award, sponsored by Lineage Logistics, for his work on the shrimp-hatchery practice of unilateral eyestalk ablation. His research debunked the notion that the practice results in higher egg production and showed that it actually escalates disease vulnerability.
The Global Aquaculture Alliance is an international, non profit trade association dedicated to advancing environmentally and socially responsible aquaculture. Through the development of its Best Aquaculture Practices certification standards, GAA has become the leading standards-setting organisation for aquaculture seafood.