Friday, August 22, 2014

2015 Award to fund travel and attendance at World Seafood Congress

The 2015 Peter Howgate Award will fund the attendance of the winning applicant at the IAFI World Seafood Congress 2015 in Grimsby UK, from 5th to 10th September 2015. The Award will cover travel, accommodation and the congress fee. The deadline for submission of applications for the 2015 Peter Howgate Award is 31st March 2015. This will allow applicants time to submit their application for the Award with a view to attending and presenting a paper or exhibiting a poster of their work at the Congress.

Click here for more information about the 2015 Award, and an application form

Sunday, August 17, 2014

More about the Peter Howgate Award

About the IAFI Peter Howgate Award

Welcome to the "Peter Howgate Award", a travel grant presented by the International Association of Fish Inspectors (IAFI) to a young fish technologist who has shown a promising start to his or her career. The Peter Howgate Award pays for the attendance of the selected candidate to the biennial IAFI World Seafood Congress. In the past this has been held in Sydney Australia, Agadir Morocco, Washington USA, and St.John's, Newfoundland Canada.

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 was set up by fish technology professionals around the world, with the help of the Seafood HACCP Discussion List community and was adopted by IAFI in 2014.

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.  Download more information and an application form here or email us at

About IAFI

The International Association of Fish Inspectors (IAFI) 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 in fish inspection research and education. For more information visit

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).

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

About this site

This site is operated by the Peter Howgate Committee nominated by the Board of the International Association of Fish Inspectors. The site and the Peter Howgate Award is presently 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