Travel Awards & Competitions

Travel Awards

Peter Howgate Award will fund the attendance of a young fish technologist (under 30 years old) to the World Seafood Congress (WSC2019). The Award will cover travel, accommodation and the congress fee, and thiw will afford the winning applicant a career changing opportunity to gain insights and build networks in the global fishery sector. You can visit the website for updates and more information (


Each biennium, the International Association of Fish Inspectors (IAFI) honours inviduals for career contributions to the professions of seafood inspection, martket access, science and technology and, related fields, in industry, academia, government, and/or related organizations.


These awards are distributed to recipients during the World Seafood Congress, which will be held in Penang, Malaysia, 9-11 September 2019. Contributions may include but are not limited to research achievements, as evidenced by publications, patents, and presentations; industry or equipment development; inventions or patents; and achievements or enhancements in the application of safety and quality systems and, training and training development in any related professions. If you wish to nominate an indivuals, you are invited to submit a brief resumen to the IAFI Awards Committee summarizing the most significant accomplishments of the individual and their contribution to the professions noted above. All submissions must be available to the Awards Committee not later than 10 August 2019 and should be electronically sent to the IAFI Awards Secretary at:


The posters will be judged by International Association of Fish Inspectors (IAFI) board members in the early stage of the conference and the winners will be announced at the start of a plenary session later in the event. Registered participants with accepted poster abstracts can participate. Prizes will be given out as below:

  • First Prize: $500
  • Second Prize: $300
  • Third Prize: $200

To participate in the Poster Competition, register for WSC2019 as "Poster Presenter" here: For further information about the poster guidelines please visit

The International Association for Women in Seafood Industry (WSI) launches the seafood edition of the "Women in Seafood" video competition, with the technical support of MATIS, Iceland and the sponsoring of the French Development Agency (AFDI) and the International Association of Fish Inspectors (IAFI). The video can be shared in a short film (less than 4 minutes) featuring woman involved in the seafood industry. For more information, kindly visit this link The prize is a ticket to attend WSC2019, the shortlisted finalists' videos are to be shown in one of the WSC sessions and the winner will be announced. For more information of the event, visit


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