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Three awards will be given at the 2012 TAFT meeting. SST and AFTC members can nominate individuals for two different awards for their dedication and work in the seafood and fisheries industry. The Earl P. McFee Award, presented annually at AFTC conferences and a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented every third year at joint SST/AFTC meetings. WEFTA members can nominate individuals for the WEFTA Award.

AFTC Earl P. McFee Award


Earl McFeeThis prestigious award was established in 1971 by the AFTC in honor of Earl P. McFee, to recognize excellence in fishery technology involving all aspects of seafood science and technology including administration of research and development and active research. Earl P. McFee was Research and Quality Control Director of Gorton's Corporation in the 1950s when the breaded fish industry was in its infancy. McFee is credited with the standardization of the frozen fish block, development in tempering, slicing and thawing of fish blocks and the creation of the McDonald's Corporation breaded fish portion. His greatest accomplishment however was to foster better quality and sanitation standards for the entire seafood industry. Selection as an Earl P. McFee Award winner is a unique professional distinction that is conferred only on a living person at the time of selection with outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience with respect to his or her overall contributions to the field of seafood science and technology. The award is open to all private industry, government and university personnel on a worldwide basis. Visit www.aftc.ca/en/mcfee.html for a complete list of recipients.

Nominations are accepted beginning June 1, 2012.
2012 McFee Nomination Guidelines (pdf/393K)
2012 McFee Nomination Form (Word/532K)

SST Lifetime Achievement Award


Selection as a Lifetime Achievement Award winner is a unique professional distinction that is conferred to an individual with outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience with respect to his or her overall contributions to the field of seafood science and technology. The nominee must be an active or Emeritus Member of SST/AFTC for at least 20 years. However, if the nominee is a SST/AFTC Member from outside the United States or Canada, the 20-year AFTC activity requirement may be waived by the Awards Jury. In addition, the nominee must have attained distinction as measured by performance over a period of at least 20 years. To nominate an individual, compose a nomination letter which includes the candidate’s name, title, current affiliation, most significant contributions in seafood science and technology, previous recognitions, leadership, major achievements and service to SST/AFTC. Attach any supporting documents. Send to:

Steve Otwell, Chair Lifetime Achievement Award Committee
Aquatic Food Products Lab University of Florida
PO Box 110375
Gainesville, Florida 32611-0375 USA
Telephone: 352-392-4221 Fax: 352-392-8594
E-mail: otwell@ufl.edu

Nominations are accepted beginning June 1, 2012.

WEFTA Award


In 2007 the WEFTA national representatives decided to establish the WEFTA award. A procedure for the nomination was developed and a WEFTA award committee was put in place. This annual award is given by to scientists who have contributed significantly and outstanding to the fields of seafood processing, seafood product development, seafood analytical methods, seafood safety, applied seafood science, seafood technology, seafood nutrition, aquaculture or consumer studies related to seafood.

Click here for nomination guidelines and forms.