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Grant funding offered for World Seafood Congress

12 November 2018, at 10:07am

The International Association of Fish Inspectors is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2019 Peter Howgate Award.

The award will fund the attendance of a fish technologist under 30 years of age to the IAFI World Seafood Congress 2019, to be held in Penang, Malaysia from 9-11 September 2019.

Hannah Antwi, from Ghana, receiving the 2017 Peter Howgate Award from IAFI President Carey Bonnell
Hannah Antwi, from Ghana, receiving the 2017 Peter Howgate Award from IAFI President Carey Bonnell

She is now studying at the UN University Fisheries Training Programme at MATIS Iceland.

The Peter Howgate Award is a tribute to the eponymous scientist's immense contribution to the field of fish technology and the people who work in it, both during his 35 years at the UK’s Torry Research Station and thereafter. The award was set up by fish technology professionals around the world, with the help of the international Seafood HACCP community, and was adopted by IAFI in 2014. It will cover travel, accommodation and the congress fee, and this will afford the winning applicant a career-changing opportunity to gain insights and build networks in the global fishery sector. The deadline for submission of applications is 29 March 2019.

The International Association of Fish Inspectors (IAFI) was established in 1999 to serve the world fish inspection community. IAFI exists to promote the exchange of ideas and information, foster interaction, understanding and professional collaboration among individuals, organisations, and governments, disseminate knowledge about seafood and associated products inspection, and promote advancement of the state-of-the-art fish inspection and fish quality and safety research and education.

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