Three finalists competing for annual Global Aquaculture Innovation Award

Published on
October 7, 2020

The three finalists of Global Aquaculture Alliance’s eighth annual Global Aquaculture Innovation Award have been named ahead of the selection of a winner at this year’s Global Outlook for Aquaculture Leadership (GOAL) Conference.

Nuseed’s omega-3 feed product Aquaterra, University of Stirling researcher Simao Zacarias’ shrimp eyestalk ablation research, and American Plains’ plant-based protein alternative aquaculture feed ingredient have all been named finalists for the 2020 award. On 8 October –the last day of the virtual conference – representatives from the three companies will make a pitch for why their product should take the top spot and GOAL attendees will vote to select a winner.

The Global Aquaculture Innovation Award was established in 2012 to recognize individuals and companies finding new solutions to the key challenges facing aquaculture. In 2019, a record 43 applications from 20 countries were submitted. The three finalists were Ace Aquatec, Arbiom, and Pegasus Science, who all presented at GOAL 2019 in Chennai, India. Ace Aquatec was chosen as the winner for its in-water electric stunning device designed to slaughter fish more humanely. A full list of past winner can be found on the GAA website.

Ahead of the GOAL Conference and final vote later this week, the GAA has previewed each company and why it was selected to be a finalist.

Photo courtesy of Global Aquaculture Alliance

Reporting from Portland, Oregon

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