UK Aquaculture Awards shortlist revealed

Producers, suppliers and academic institutions are all represented in the shortlist for the UK Aquaculture Awards 2022 which has been published today.

The winners will be revealed at a gala dinner at Aquaculture UK, the trade show and conference taking place in Aviemore, in the Highlands, on 4 May.

The shortlisted individuals and organisations, in full, are:

Rising Star

  • Andre Van – Kames Fish Farm
  • Andrew Richardson – InnovaFeed
  • Connie Pattillo – Mowi Scotland
  • Rhianna Rees – SAMS Enterprise


  • Deep Branch – REACT-FIRST Project
  • Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) – Curriculum Development for Sustainable Seafood and Nutrition Security (SSNS)
  • Mowi Scotland – Brexit Working Group


  • BMT – Decision Support System
  • Mowi Scotland – Mowi Academy
  • World Feeds Ltd – VAF Feed Blocks

Environmental Impact

  • Fjord Maritime – Fjord Hybrid
  • Noushin Arfatahery and Professor Jens Rolff
  • Adam Rainsden – Organic Sea Harvest

Economic Sustainability

  • Mokshinika Shrimp Farms
  • Scottish Sea Farms

Community Initiative

  • Scottish Salmon Company – Healthy Communities Community Charter
  • Himalayan Fish Farm & Aqua Tech
  • Mowi Scotland Ltd – Mowi Salmon Wagon

Shellfish Farmer of the Year

  • Magne Cathrinus Hoem – Norgeskjell
  • Judith Brown – Isle of Skye Mussel Company Ltd
  • Judith Vajk – Caledonian Oysters
  • George Holmyard – Offshore Shellfish Ltd

Finfish Farmer of the Year

  • Robert Currie – The Scottish Salmon Company
  • Stephen Woods – Scottish Sea Farms

Animal Welfare

  • Benchmark Animal Health
  • University of Stirling & Ace Aquatec
  • The Scottish Salmon Company

Aquaculture Supplier of the Year

  • Ocean Kinetics
  • Nutrition Analytical Service, University of Stirling
  • Underwater Contracting Ltd

Unsung Hero

  • Ian Keen-Smith – Cooke Aquaculture Scotland
  • Euan McArthur – Organic Sea Harvest
  • Paul Christian Ryan – Pacific Ocean Culture Pte Ltd
  • David Stewart – The Scottish Salmon Company
  • Ed Ley-Wilson – Aquascot

Outstanding Contribution to the Industry

  • Jim Treasurer – FAI Farms
  • Nick Bradbury – BioMar
  • Stuart Cannon – Kames Fish Farm
  • Dan Phillips – Mowi Scotland

The winners in two more categories – Best Aquaculture Company and the Judge’s Special Recognition Award – will be announced on the night.

Aquaculture UK 2022 will be the first large-scale in-person event for the industry in Britain since the advent of the Covid pandemic. It will take place at Macdonald Aviemore Resort Aviemore, Scotland on 3-5 May 2022.



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