GAA Accepting Applications for the Seventh Annual Global Aquaculture Innovation Award


June 6, 2019 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Aquaculture News,News-Global



The Global Aquaculture Alliance is now accepting applications for the seventh annual Global Aquaculture Innovation Award, sponsored by Preferred Freezer Services. In 2012, GAA established the competition to recognise individuals and companies finding new solutions to the key challenges facing aquaculture.

What’s an aquaculture innovation? Examples include technologies that mitigate the occurrence of animal diseases or parasites, or that reduce or eliminate the use of antibiotics to treat animals; technologies that improve production efficiencies at the hatchery or farm levels while mitigating environmental impact; advances in offshore or land-based recirculation technologies; novel feed ingredients; reductions in carbon footprint through improved energy efficiency or regeneration; and social programs designed to improve living and working conditions at the farm or processing levels.

What’s the prize? The three finalists will be invited (all expenses paid) to GAA’s GOAL 2019 conference in Chennai, India, from Oct. 21 to 24 to present their innovation. The finalists will also be featured in GAA’s Global Aquaculture Advocate.

How do I apply? To apply, visit the competition’s webpage, download the application form, fill it out in its entirety, and email it to Dan Lee at dan.lee@aquaculturealliance.org and Steven Hedlund at steven.hedlund@aquaculturealliance.org. The application deadline is June 30.

Apply now!