Awards Highlight Aquaculture's Leading Players

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
15 February 2007, at 12:00am

UK - Innovative individuals and companies operating within the aquaculture industry are to be recognised at a prestigious industry awards ceremony underlining the dramatic growth of the sector.

The 2007 Aquaculture Today - Fit for the Future Awards showcase some of the leading players in fish farming and illustrate the wide range of innovation that is emerging in the aquaculture sector.

From shellfish farmers to salmon farmers to supermarkets, the awards recognise individuals and companies that have made an outstanding contribution to the seafood sector. They cover four categories: Finfish (supported by Landcatch Natural Selection); Shellfish (supported by The Sea Fish Industry Authority); Innovation (supported by FISHupdate) and Contribution to Aquaculture (supported by Fish Farmer).

Commenting, Aquaculture Today chairman Bob Kennedy said: "The response to our awards has been tremendous and is a graphic illustration of both the diversity and increasing maturity of the aquaculture sector. The nominees are an impressive representation of an industry that is going places."

The winners will be announced at a special gala industry awards dinner at the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa on April 18. At this special event, the Crown Estate will also announce its annual salmon fish farming awards shortlist. Aquaculture Today 2007 runs from April 17-19 and is the UK's leading
aquaculture conference.