February 15, 2017


Asian-Pacific Aquaculture 2017 announces award categories


Press release



WAS-APC is excited to announce the awards for this year's major conference in Malaysia.


The theme for this year's Asia Pacific Aquaculture (APA17) is Transforming for Market Needs. The student award structure has partly been brought into line with the WAS globally to ensure consistency. Additionally, WAS-APC will continue financing and awarding exceptional women within the field of aquaculture.


The three categories for the awards are:

·         Pre-conference Student Travel Awards (judged on abstract) – Abstract/travel award 1st  - US$400; Abstract/travel award 2nd - US$400; Abstract/travel award 3rd - US$400. The selection will be done based on the submitted abstract against the following criteria: format for submission, abstract title, abstract content, scientific and research value, application potential, scope, clarity.
·         Presentation/poster awards for Students (judged during the conference) - Presentation 1st - US$600; Presentation 2nd - US$400; Poster 1st - US$600; Poster 2nd - US$400. The selection will be done against the following criteria: scientific and research value, management value and application potential, scope, verbal/audio-visual presentation, clarity and conciseness, stimulated intelligent discussion, abstract and title.
·         Travel Award for Women's Participation: US$600 each for 2 women. The criteria and application process for the selection of the women awardees have been developed by Aquaculture without Frontiers and is communicated on another announcement.


The student awards proposed by WAS-APC are important matters to the whole aquaculture community because students are building not only the future of our organisation but also the future of our industry globally. The number of WAS-APC members is increasing every year at a fast rate and therefore the Award Committee of the WAS-APC is taking this task of picking up young talents with great enthusiasm. All students submitting an abstract and presenting a poster or an oral presentation will be evaluated.


This year again, for the APA17, WAS-APC has arranged for Aquaculture without Frontiers (AwF) to facilitate the Travel Award for Women's Participation in return for a donation of US$500. Here again WAS-APC is putting emphasis in supporting the development of the roles of women in aquaculture where without a doubt, women can strive and support the transformation of our industry.


Any general enquiries and questions about the student awards should be referred to Dr. Guillaume Drillet, President-Elect of the WAS-APC and Chair of the Award committee - email: gdr@dhigroup.com


For inquiries about the Travel Award for Women's Participation, contact Dr. Bibha Kumari, student director of the WAS-APC - email: bibhak136@gmail.com


We look forward to seeing you in Kuala Lumpur!

Yours faithfully,


John Cooksey

WAS director of conferences


For information on the trade show and sponsors: Mario@marevent.com, APC office: apcsec@was.org

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