Nominations are now open for the biennial Sydney Fish Market Seafood Excellence Awards.

Sydney Fish Market general manager, Bryan Skepper, said “This event is a great way for us to showcase industry frontrunners and acknowledge the individuals and businesses from all sectors of the seafood industry who go above and beyond.”

This year, there are eight industry judged awards up for grabs, including: Excellence in Environmental Practice, Best Supplier (NSW and interstate/overseas), Best Seafood Retailer (NSW), Best Fish and Chips, Seafood Business Award and Star of the Sea.

A new category for 2017 is the Safety Award, which looks for a NSW business that has made ongoing improvements to safety in the seafood sector.

The People’s Choice awards are also back, with two accolades on offer: Best Seafood Restaurant (NSW) and Best Seafood Retailer at Sydney Fish Market.

At the last awards in 2015, Darron’s Seafood, located on the Central Coast took home the ‘Best Fish and Chips’ award, whilst Claudio’s Quality Seafoods was named the Best Seafood Retailer.

Top contenders in each category will be invited to attend an event at Sydney Fish Market’s Sydney Seafood School on Thursday, 20 July.

For further information about the awards, visit

Key dates for 2017:

  • Friday, 26 May: People’s Choice nominations close
  • Wednesday, 31 May: People’s Choice Awards voting opens
  • Friday, 2 June: Awards submissions close (except for People’s Choice categories)
  • Thursday, 6 July: People’s Choice voting closes
  • Thursday, 20 July: Winners announced at the Sydney Fish Market Seafood Excellence Awards

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