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OSU International Aquaculture Best Paper: Aquaculture Economics in Lower Income Countries

The Oregon State University International Aquaculture Best Paper for Aquaculture Economics in Lower Income Countries will consist of a $500 check plus a travel stipend of up to $700. The prize check and an award certificate will be presented a prize ceremony during the opening plenary session of the conference, to be held 31 August - 04 September 2020 in Vigo, Galicia, Spain.


To be eligible to compete for the OSU International Aquaculture Best Paper Prize, you must:

1. Submit a paper meeting the guidelines below, addressing the economics and policies of international aquaculture development and practices in developing countries.

2. Be the primary author of the paper

3. Have an abstract accepted for oral, short oral, or poster presentation at the IIFET 2020 Vigo conference. You should be in possession of an email indicating the acceptance of your abstract.

4. You may be from any country, developing or developed, and of any gender.


Papers must be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by midnight Pacific Time on 30 April 2020.

Your paper must be submitted in the format described here. In order to ensure a fair and “blind” review, please send two separate pdf files as described below.

1. One file must contain the title of the paper, including all authors’ names and affiliations including professional titles, complete mailing and email contacts, and the abstract. The filename should include the author’s last (family) name, and the abstract number (e.g. Smith123.pdf)

2. A separate file must contain the paper title, abstract, and body of the paper, plus all references, graphs, etc. All mention of the authors’ names should be removed from this file. Name this file with only the abstract number (e.g. 123.pdf).

Please do not submit a paper for consideration unless your abstract has been accepted. We will only review papers that are formatted in accordance with stipulated guidelines. Papers which do not meet the requirements, especially in terms of length, will not be relayed to the committee for review. If you have questions, please consult with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. well before the submission deadline.

Review and Award Process

The files described in item 2 above will be transferred to the chair of OSU International Aquaculture Prize Review Committee, for a double-blind review process. The award winner(s) will be selected by approximately 1 June 2020; the results will be shared with all applicants for this prize by the IIFET Secretariat via email soon after that date. The winner(s)' name(s) will be printed in the conference program and announced during the conference. Please note that the prize winners are required to attend the conference and present his/her own paper at the conference.

The winner will receive a $500 US check and an award certificate at a prize ceremony at the IIFET 2020 Conference. Attendance of the ceremony is mandatory.

Travel support up to $700 US will be provided by the IIFET Secretariat. IIFET can provide you with an air ticket through our travel agent, pay for your lodging, or provide you with money for food and related travel expenses, up to $700 US. You will need to comply with the travel procedures of Oregon State University; certain limits will apply. IIFET Executive Director Kat Goetting will provide further detailed information to the winner.

Note: any expenses in excess of $700 US must be covered by the prize winner or his/her institution.

The Selection Committee may, if appropriate, elect to award honorable mentions. Honorable mention winners will receive a certificate at the award ceremony during the conference.

Prize-winning authors, like all authors presenting work at IIFET conferences, are highly encouraged to submit their papers for inclusion in the online conference proceedings, following the conference. However, if the paper has been, or will be, submitted to a journal or other publication which would consider the papers inclusion in conference proceedings to constitute “prior publication”, authors may choose not to submit the full paper; they may submit a shortened version or an extended abstract instead. Authors are encouraged to discuss their options with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..





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