Seafood Stars Awards 2017
Excellence and innovation in the seafood industry are again being rewarded with the Seafood Innovations Ltd - Seafood Stars Awards that will be presented at the New Zealand Seafood Industry Conference this year, Chief Executive Tim Pankhurst says.
“The awards are a great way to reward innovation and excellence within our industry and tell stories about our seafood, our people and our ongoing commitment to sustainability.
“We are seeking nominations now and urge you to select your star achievers and tell us why you think they are the best choice.”
Seafood Stars Awards will run across all facets of the industry and will be presented to those who have made a significant contribution to the seafood industry.
The categories are:
Future Development Innovation Award - This award is presented to the entity that has developed a new technology that does one of the following;
- reduces waste by adding value to by-products or waste, or
- reduces adverse impacts on the marine environment of fishing or farming seafood, or
- reduces adverse impacts of fishing or farming seafood on protected species, or
- increases the efficiency of production of seafood, or
- makes a significant contribution to health or science
Young Achiever Award - This award is presented to a person, 35 years of age or under, who has demonstrated that he or she has made a positive difference to the seafood industry, and has the potential to continue to develop as an effective and respected seafood industry leader or role model.
Longstanding Service Award - This award is presented to a person who has demonstrated that he or she has made a substantial positive difference to the seafood industry over many years, and who has been a highly effective and respected seafood industry leader.
Nominations close on 30 June 2017.