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AUSTRALIA - Rewarding Young Leaders

Emerging leaders in the aquaculture industry will be recognized at this year?s World Aquaculture Adelaide conference in June. Bursaries of up to $2,000 each will be awarded to ten outstanding young Australian aquaculture industry people by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC), giving them the opportunity to attend the international conference on their home soil

February 27, 2014


Emerging leaders in the aquaculture industry will be recognized at this year’s World Aquaculture Adelaide conference in June. Bursaries of up to $2,000 each will be awarded to ten outstanding young Australian aquaculture industry people by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC), giving them the opportunity to attend the international conference on their home soil.

The conference will showcase over 500 of the world’s leading aquaculture thinkers and innovators. It will feature seven consecutive streams of presentations providing delegates an unprecedented learning opportunity. National Aquaculture Council Chairman, Pheroze Jungawalla, is seeking assistance from the Australian aquaculture industry to nominate young people (under 35 years old) who are identified as emerging leaders in the industry. “We are particularly keen to find young people who will become our next generation of industry leaders and innovators,” he said.

Nominations, should be directed to Sarah-Jane Day briefly stating the nominee\'s full name and contact details and the reasons for the nomination. Nominations close on 24th March 2014.  

Additionally ‘The Blue Thumb’ Australian Aquaculture Awards which commenced at Australasian Aquaculture 2012 in Melbourne will be part of the awards program for WAA14.

Four award categories cover Aquaculture Science Research/er; Aquaculture Production; Aquaculture Service Provider and New Product/Technical Innovation. All information on the awards including the official nomination form is available on the website (PDF).

The awards will be presented at the President\'s Reception (Wear Your Colours) at the newly completed Adelaide Oval on the evening of 10 June 2014.

South Australia is proud to be hosting World Aquaculture for the first time in this continent since 1999. World Aquaculture Adelaide is an opportunity for the international aquaculture community to present their research/work, exchange ideas and discuss a vision for the future of the aquaculture industry with a focus on the theme of ‘Create, Nurture, Grow’, reflecting the dynamic nature of aquaculture development in the region.

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