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.

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Will be 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.

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International Impact

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 favourably.

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People’s Choice

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.

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Most Promising New Entrant

Nominations sought for people, companies or products that have arrived on the aquaculture scene since January 2018.

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Animal Welfare


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.

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Technical Innovation

An award for the developer of novel hardware or software that has, or is projected to, improve the performance of any aquaculture sector.

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The employer that has done the most to promote diversity in their workforce and/or the sector in general since January 2018.

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Aquaculture Awards


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