IAFI looking to send a young fish technologist to Malaysia for 2019 World Seafood Congress

Published on
November 23, 2018

The International Association of Fish Inspectors (IAFI) is collecting applications for the 2019 Peter Howgate Award, to help bring a promising young fish technologist to next year’s World Seafood Congress.

Taking place in Penang, Malaysia from 9 to 11 September, the World Seafood Congress 2019 will focus on the concept of "Seafood Supply Chains of the Future," highlighting innovation as well as responsibility and sustainability in cutting-edge research relevant to the fishing industry at large, with a special lens into Asia, according to IAFI. 

The 2019 Peter Howgate Award recipient, who must be under 30 years old, will have their travel, accommodations, and attendance to the event covered courtesy of the winnings, said IAFI. All applications for the contest must be submitted by 29 March, 2019, to be considered. 

The award is a tribute to the life and works of industry innovator Peter Howgate, who contributed considerably to the field of fish technology during his 35 years with the United Kingdom’s Torry Research Station and beyond. Fish technology professionals from around the world, with the aid of the international Seafood HACCP community, were responsible for establishing the award, which IAFI later adopted in 2014. 

Established in 1999, the IAFI serves the world’s fish inspection community by promoting the exchange of ideas and information; fostering interaction; facilitating understanding and professional collaboration among individuals, organizations, and governments; disseminating knowledge about seafood and associated products inspection; and "promoting advancement of the state-of-the-art fish inspection and fish quality and safety research and education,” IAFI said in a press statement.  

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