Entries open for this year’s Aquaculture Awards

Editorial Staff

The awards honour the hard work and high standards across the aquaculture community.

Entries are now open for the UK’s Aquaculture Awards 2024, which celebrate the exceptional achievements of the sector over the past year.

The awards, to be announced at a gala dinner during the Aquaculture UK exhibition in Aviemore on May 15, are presented annually to individuals, businesses and projects making a notable impact on the industry, at home or abroad.

With 13 categories, the awards honour the hard work and high standards across the aquaculture community, from pioneering management practices to farm level innovation, and from gold standard suppliers to trailblazing technology.

On top of prizes for Rising Star, Unsung Hero, Farmer of the Year, Supplier of the Year, Best New Start Up and, new for 2024, Producer of the Year, the awards recognise the best collaborations, most sustainable enterprises, stunning innovations, impressive community initiatives, and consistent champions of animal welfare.

There will also be the Judges’ Special Recognition award, selected by the judging panel from the awards entries, for the candidate or company demonstrating admirable commitment and a responsible approach to aquaculture.

Joining the team of judges this year is independent aquaculture auditor and consultant Malcolm Johnstone, a well-known and respected sector figure through his work over many years with RSPCA Assured.

Cheri Arvonio, event director, said: ‘The Aquaculture Awards bring everyone together for an evening of celebration and entertainment, while highlighting the sector’s most remarkable people.

‘We would like to hear about all those who have gone the extra mile in the past 12 months, be they industry leaders, dedicated farm staff, technical visionaries, or organisations making scientific breakthroughs and driving the sector forward.’

The awards, which are free to enter and open to the entire industry, are staged by Diversified Communications, organisers of Aquaculture UK.

The deadline for awards entries is Monday, February 12, and finalists will be revealed by the judges on March 6.


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