TAFT 2015 – Award nominations to be submitted before 30 June 2015
Earl P. McFee Award
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The Earl P. McFee Award recognizes excellence in fishery technology involving all aspects of seafood science and technology including administration of research and development and active research. Earl P. McFee was Research and Quality Control Director of Gorton's Corporation in the 1950s and was especially known for fostering better quality and sanitation standards. Selection as an Earl P. McFee Award winner is a unique professional distinction that is conferred only on a living person at the time of selection with outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience with respect to his or her overall contributions to the field of seafood science and technology. The award is open to all private industry, government and university personnel worldwide and has been given annually since 1971 by the AFT award committee.
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award is a unique professional distinction that is conferred to an individual with outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience with respect to his or her overall contributions to the field of seafood science and technology. The nominee must be an active or Emeritus Member of SST or AFT for at least 20 years. However, if the nominee is a SST/AFT member from outside the United States or Canada, the 20-year AFTC activity requirement may be waived by the Awards Jury. In addition, the nominee must have attained distinction as measured by performance over a period of at least 20 years. The award has been given every third year since 2005 by the joint SST/AFT award committee.
Since 2007, a WEFTA award is conferred by a WEFTA award committee to scientists who have contributed significantly and outstanding to the fields of seafood processing, seafood product development, seafood analytical methods, seafood safety, applied seafood science, seafood technology, seafood nutrition, aquaculture or consumer studies related to seafood. The award consists of a certificate and a gift. Further, the award winner is entitled to visit the following WEFTA meeting without paying a fee. As an alternative to this, the award winner can choose a young scientist to be the recipient of the free attendance to the next meeting. The award will be presented at the official banquet of the annual meeting by the Chairperson of the Award Committee. The year after the award has been received the award winner is invited to give a WEFTA award lecture at the plenary WEFTA meeting.