Top players in the seafood industry gathered at International Convention Centre for the National Seafood Industry Awards at a Gala Dinner on 28 September 2017.
The awards pay homage to excellence in a wide range of categories, celebrating innovation, environmental sustainability and long-term service as well as excellence in people development and promotions.
The Industry Ambassador award was presented to Tasmanian aquaculture farmers Peter and Una Rockliff for their decades of service and making a significant contribution to the development of Australia’s seafood industry.
Austral Fisherie received the award for Excellence in Environmental Practice.
The Best Fish and Chips award went to the Northern Territory’s Frying Nemo and Tasmanian Gourmet Seafoods took out the People’s Choice award.
Sydney Fish Market received the Safety award for its commitment to ensuring the safety of its customers and workers, having maintained third-party safety certification for 14 consecutive years.
The Young Achiever award went to Asher Flynn who is operations manager of Fremantle Octopus.
Awards for businesses in the large and small categories went to Humpty Doo Barramundi and Bass Strait Direct respectively.
Ocean Grown Abalone won in the Primary Producer category. Spring Bay Seafoods received the award in the Research, Development and Extension category. Commercial Fishing Operations Skills for Northern Territory Indigenous Communities won in the People Development category.