Each of our prizes has its own rules governing eligibility, permissible topics, rules, formatting, travel stipends, and prize funds; please click on the links below, and read all details carefully.
Please note the following rule applies to all prizes: Any eligible author may apply for ONE of the prizes listed below. (See the linked documents for eligibility rules, which differ.)
However, eligible students, if they choose to do so, may also apply for the Best Student Paper Prize, IN ADDITION TO any other single prize.
If a student is selected for both the Best Student Paper Prize and another prize, s/he will receive both prizes, but only one travel stipend to IIFET 2020. The second travel stipend may go to a runner-up.
Prize selections will be made and contestants informed of results by approximately 2 May 2020. In order to receive any prize or honorable mention, the prize winner must attend the conference and present the paper.
All papers must be formatted according to our simplified formatting rules found here.
IIFET Best Student Paper Prize: This prize, given since IIFET 2000, is for the best paper on any topic related to the economics of fisheries and aquaculture by a student.
JIFRS-Yamamoto Prize for Best Paper on Responsible Fishing: This prize is awarded to the best paper on promoting responsible fishing by an author from a developing country.
OSU International Aquaculture Best Paper Award: Aquaculture Economics in Lower Income Countries: This award will be presented to the best paper focusing on the economics and policies of international aquaculture development and practices in developing countries.
Rosemary Firth Award for Best Paper on the Economics of Gender in Fisheries and Aquaculture: This prize aims to highlight the best quality paper applying economic analysis to address gender issues, including gender inequality and/or inequity, in fisheries and/or aquaculture.