The deadline for applications for the Preferred Freezer Services Global Aquaculture Innovation & Leadership Award has been extended to July 31 2015.
This is the third consecutive year that GAA has organized the competition and the second consecutive year that Preferred Freezer Services has sponsored the competition. Preferred Freezer Services is also a sponsor of GAA’s GOAL 2015 conference in Vancouver, Canada, from Oct. 26 to 29.
The competition recognizes leadership, along with innovative practices that overcome production challenges or mitigate negative environmental or social impacts at aquaculture farms.
Applicants who demonstrate a dedication to the ecosystems and communities in which they operate above and beyond the requirements of government and third-party certification schemes like the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) will be considered.
Innovations can span the full range of farm activities, including feed management. Individuals and companies performing activities related to aquaculture farming are welcome to submit applications, as are third parties. Although participation in the BAP program is not required, applicants associated with BAP certification will receive preferential review.
The winner will receive a plaque, an all-expenses paid trip to GAA’s GOAL 2015 conference, and a US $1,000 cash prize. The winner will also get the opportunity to present the innovation at GOAL 2015, in GAA’s Global Aquaculture Advocate magazine and on the GAA website.
Please download an application form here.