Sunday, 18 November 2018 09:41

UK: Grant funding for young fish technologists to attend seafood congress

EM6 18 News Int IAFIThe International Association of Fish Inspectors (IAFI) has announced that it will fund the attendance of a young fish technologist (under 30 years of age) to the IAFI World Seafood Congress 2019, which will be held in Penang, Malaysia on 9-11 September 2019. The funding, known as the 2019 Peter Howgate Award, will cover travel, accommodation and the Congress fee.

The IAFI Peter Howgate Award is a tribute to Peter Howgate's work and career, and a recognition of his immense contribution to the field of fish technology and the people who work in it, both during his 35 years at the UK’s Torry Research Station, UK, and thereafter.

The International Association of Fish Inspectors was established in 1999 to serve the world fish inspection community. IAFI exists to promote the exchange of ideas and information, foster interaction, understanding and professional collaboration among individuals, organisations, and governments, disseminate knowledge about seafood and associated products inspection, and promote advancement of the state-of-the-art fish inspection and fish quality and safety research and education. More information is available at

The deadline for submission of applications is 29 March 2019. More information and an application form are available from Updates and information about previous awards are available at