Recognising the importance of upskilling and developing a career path in the sector, BIM will also name the Student of the Year as well as the Young Fishmonger 2017.
The ‘sustainability’ umbrella will host the Responsible Fisherman of the Year, Aquaculture Social and Environmental Award and the Green Processor Award.
Celebrating ‘innovation’ across the industry will include the Best New Fishing Practice Award, Innovation in Aquaculture Award and the Innovation in Seafood Processing Award.
Seafood leaders and entrepreneurs will also be recognised for their competitive edge through the Fishing Enterprise of the Year, Aquaculture Enterprise of the Year and Seafood Entrepreneur/ Enterprise of the Year Awards.
The Awards will be announced at a gala evening on November 17 in the Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin.
Details available on: http://www.bim.ie/our-services/industry-awards-2016/
Closing date for entries is Friday September 16, 2016.