The winner of the award, which was established as a tribute to the pioneering aquaculture researcher Dr Lindsay Laird, was Irene Brandts from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, for a poster entitled ‘Do Differences in Coping Styles Influence Stress Response after Vaccination in Gilthead Sea Bream?’
Brandts received an iPad Mini and books from 5M Publishing, Springer and Wiley Blackwell from judge and presenter Ms Margaret Eleftheriou, who is part of the Aqualex Multimedia Consortium, which co-sponsors the award with the Irish company AquaTT.
Over the 11 years that the award – which is presented to the author of the best poster which outlines an innovative aquaculture project – has been running, winners have come from Belgium, Spain, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Germany and Brazil.
“Montpellier, which is near one of the strongholds of French aquaculture, Palavas-les-Flots, not only very suitable as a venue for the EAS 42nd International Conference, but it was also where Dr Laird translated G Barnabe’s seminal two-volume work, Aquaculture, from French into English in 1990. She also paid several visits to the city while working on the Aqualex glossary,” reflected Ms Eleftheriou.