This award recognises and rewards outstanding innovation and achievement towards improving sustainability and environmental responsibility within the UK or Irish fishing industries in 2020.
Nominations: Entries are encouraged from both large-scale projects with major sustainability outcomes, and from small-scale projects that provide tangible improvements to address specific sustainability problems.
Criteria: The nominee must demonstrate a unique and innovative response to a clear and compelling environmental sustainability issue within the UK or Irish fishing industries. Applications must demonstrate that the project has gone above and beyond standard practice and provide evidence of its impact. All nominations will be considered on their merits; however, the panel will particularly be looking for projects that have influenced a significant change in behaviour and/or that have inspired broader community awareness and/or engagement. This category will be decided by a panel of industry judges.