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.

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

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.

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.  

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

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).