The International Association of Fish Inspectors is delighted and honoured to announce the winners of the 2019 IAFI Peter Howgate Award. They are Ms Stella Mbabazi from Uganda and Mr Justin Sundarrajan from India. Stella is an inspector with the Department of Fisheries Resources of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries, based in Entebbe, Uganda, where she has worked for five years undertaking official food safety controls in the fisheries value chain. Justin works with Newport International, in Chennai, India where he is the Quality Control Manager in a plant producing pasteurised frozen crab for the US market. Previously he worked in similar functions in the Maldives and for the Thai Union Group. Both candidates are being supported with airfare, accommodation and conference fee, to attend the IAFI World Seafood Congress 2019 in Penang, Indonesia from 9 to 11th September 2019. Both are attending with the full support of their employers and are very much looking forward to the experience of hearing about the latest trends in in fish technology, and meeting with scientists, NGOs, other Competent Authorities and fishery business operators from all over the world. IAFI sends our warmest congratulations to them both.
|Ms.Stella Mbabazi, Department of Fisheries Resources, Uganda|
|Mr.Justin Sundarrajan, Newport International, India|