To promote and foster pride in, and recognition of, outstanding achievements which advance an appreciation of the diversity in the aquaculture/seafood community, and recognize individual women for the time and dedication they have demonstrated for members of the community. This award recognizes women engaged in aquaculture/seafood who have made a noteworthy contribution to the aquaculture/seafood local or global community. 

Aquaculture without Frontiers (AwF) honored Dr. Hillary Egna, Director of the AquaFish Innovation Lab, as the woman of the month in September 2016.

AwF honors a woman each month who provides a positive role model for women in aquaculture. The honoree is recognized for her time, dedication, and achievements in aquaculture, and the award highlights the diversity and depth of achievements within women in aquaculture.

For over 30 years, Dr. Egna has played a role in training the next generation of women in aquaculture and improving aquaculture systems around the world. To read about her successes throughout the years and more about her award, visit:

Read more on page 2 of AquaNews Volume 31, Number 4/Winter 2016.