The winners of GAF8 awards were announced at the Valedictory ceremony on 23 November in Kochi, Kerala, India. The awards were presented by senior Indian and regional leaders in fisheries research, capacity building and industry development, who were the Guests of Honour at the ceremony.
GAF8 BEST PAPER AWARD – Arisanti Ayu Wardhani and Indah Susilowati – “Women as Agents of Change in Turning Disaster into a Blessing with a Case Study of the Strategic project of the Steam Power Plant in Batang Regency”
GAF8 BEST POSTER AWARD – Sreepriya Prakasan, U Abarna, Ajina S. M and Gladston Y – “Augmenting Livelihood and Knowledge of Aborigines and Immigrants of Andaman and Nicobar Islands through Value Addition in Fisheries”
M.C. Nandeesha GAF8 Photo Contest Awardees
As part of GAF8, the M.C. Nandeesha Photo Contest was conducted. The theme for the contest was “Shaping the future: Gender Justice for Sustainable Aquaculture and Fisheries”. A winner’s award and two appreciation awards were selected from the rich range of entries received. The award is named in honor of the late Dr M.C. Nandeesha whose tireless efforts were fundamental to initiating the series of women/gender in fisheries and aquaculture events through the Asian Fisheries Society (see Wikipedia)
M.C. NANDEESHA GAF8 PHOTO CONTEST WINNER – Mohammad Nuruzzaman – “Face of a poor shrimp PL collector from Bangladesh.“