Thursday 13th December 2018, 4:00pm
The organiser of the biennial Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards has decided to hold the awards annually and throw them open to entrants from overseas.
Benchmark subsidiary 5m Publishing made the decision following the success of the awards at the Aquaculture 2018 trade show and seminar in Aviemore. Until now the awards have been held in conjunction with that event, which takes place every two years, and have only been open to UK entrants.
The next round of awards will take place at a presentation dinner at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh on 29th May 2019. They are open to everyone involved in the global aquaculture industry, no matter how large or small.
"The 2018 awards were hugely successful - attracting a record number of entrants from around the UK - and we’re keen to encourage international involvement this time too. The annual awards are now open to participants in the sector from around the world."Matt Colvan, Marketing Director, 5m Publishing
"We have established a new set of categories which have a greater emphasis on sustainable farming practices, cutting-edge research and technological innovation."
"We are delighted that the sector’s leading international businesses are supporting the new awards."Susan Tinch, Event Organiser
The awards categories are different to those that have been used previously:
To find out more detail about the categories and to enter or nominate visit https://www.aquacultureawards.com/.
The closing date for entries is 1st March 2019 and the shortlists will be announced in early April.
The presentation dinner will be preceded by a half-day seminar, details of which will be announced shortly.
Source: Fish Farming Expert