Thursday, May 2, 2013

Award Deadline Extended to 31st July 2013

The deadline for submission of applications for the 2013 Peter Howgate Award has been extended to 31 July 2013. This will allow applicants time to submit their application for the Award with a view to attending and exhibiting a poster of their work in the World Seafood Congress 2013. This will be held in St.John's, Newfoundland, Canada, from 30th September to 3rd October 2013. The Peter Howgate Award may be used to support the attendance of the winning applicant at the Congress.

Click here for information about how to apply for the 2013 Awards

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

2012 Winner - Ms.Annamalai Jeyakumari

We are pleased to announce the winner of the  2012 award: Ms.Annamalai Jeyakumari, from the the Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, India. With the help of the award she has been able to undertake advanced studies on fish oil encapsulation  at Kasetsart University, Thailand. More information

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

About the Peter Howgate Award

Welcome to the annual "Peter Howgate Award", a travel grant presented each year to a young fish technologist who has shown a promising start to his or her career.

The Award is a tribute to Peter Howgate's work and career, and a recognition of his immense and ongoing contribution to the field of fish technology and the people who work in it. The Award is set up by fish technology professionals around the world, with the help of the Seafood HACCP Discussion List community.

Peter on board the Torry research trawler, the GA Reay, 1981

How to apply for the Peter Howgate Award
The award is open to anyone presently employed in any relevant position involving fish technology from any country. Relevant positions include commercial fishery sector, research or inspection roles. To be eligible for the prize, applicants must be under 30 years of age. Since funds are limited, preference will be given to applicants who have also obtained other sources of funding, to which the Award will add value (for example by extending travel to take in new or additional study visits). Download more information and an application form here or email us at

Donations to the award fund 
Anyone who wishes to make a donation to the award fund may contact us directly, or transfer funds using Paypal (see the box on the right).

Leave a dedication to Peter Howgate

Everyone who has benefited from Peter's assistance is invited to write a dedication by clicking on the Comments link below. Remember to include your name, email address, position and organisation (if relevant).

About this site

We are a small committee of members of the Seafood Mailing list, who have enjoyed and benefitted over many years from Peter Howgate's frequent, erudite and immensely well researched contribitions. This site and the Peter Howgate Award is coordinated by Megapesca Lda, Portugal (


Other than a number of donors who wish to remain anonymous, the Peter Howgate Award is supported by:

Joseph Somers
June Olley
MacAlister Elliott and Partners
Megapesca Lda
Pamela Tom
Peter Howgate