The UNU-FTP is actively participating in the nineteenth international Biennial Conference of International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade (IIFET) at the campus of the University of Washington in Seattle.
IIFET is a global professional organization devoted to improving understanding of all aspects of fisheries and aquaculture economics and seafood trade.
Members include academics, fisheries managers and policy makers, seafood industry members, international organizations and national government representatives.
Since 2012, when the IIFET conference was held in Dar es Salam Tanzania, UNU-FTP has supported a sizable group of former fellows to attend each of the conference.
It has proved to be a great opportunity for them to present their research projects, exchange ideas and construct partnership relationships.
This time in Seattle eighteen former UNU-FTP fellows are presenting great research projects related to the fisheries of their home countries and at the same time giving the whole conference a real global essence.
At the opening ceremony one former UNU-FTP fellow, Moses Mwangangi Wambua, was awarded a best paper prize for his research on aquaqulture development in Meru county Kenya.