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Seafood Excellence Awards catches NSW’s best suppliers

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The biannual Sydney Fish Market Seafood Excellence Awards were held last night at the Sydney Seafood School in Pyrmont.

The NSW Seafood Industry’s night of nights celebrated best practice within the industry by awarding top achievers across eight key categories, including two people’s Choice Awards which gave consumers the opportunity to vote for their favourite seafood retailer and restaurant.

The awards showcased the Australian seafood industry’s commitment to supplying some of the finest seafood in the world to both domestic and international markets, and included an impressive ‘Seafood Street Food’ canapé menu created by renowned chef, Massimo Mele of Hugo’s fame.

General manager of Sydney Seafood Markets, Bryan Skepper praised the industry for its continuous commitment to suppling the nation with quality seafood.

“We’re very fortunate in this region to enjoy some of the best quality, fresh, local and sustainably harvested seafood, so we’re thrilled to host this event to give some recognition and thanks to the many people whose hard work and expertise make it possible,” he said.

Guest of honour, Minister for Primary Industries and Minister for Small Business, Katrina Hodgkinson also acknowledged the industries valuable contribution to the NSW economy.

“The seafood industry in NSW generates more than half a billion dollars of economic activity each year, employing more than 4000 people,” said Hodgkinson.

“This event acknowledges all sectors of the seafood industry, highlighting the best of the best and bringing together all faces of our vibrant seafood trade from across NSW.”

Winners and highly commended award recipients 

Star of the Sea Award

  • Peter Dundas-Smith
Excellence in Environmental Practice Award
  • Winner - Richie Bagnato
  • Highly commended – South West Rocks Fishers Limited
Best Supplier (NSW)
  • Winner - Coffs Harbour Fisherman’s Co-operative Ltd
  • Highly Commended - Bermagui Fishermen’s Co-operative Limited
  • Highly commended - The New Zealand King Salmon Company Pty Limited
Best Supplier (Interstate of Overseas)
  • Winner - OPC Fish and Lobster a Division of Aotearoa Fisheries Limited
  • Highly Commended - Clem Jones - Symons Prawn Farm
  • Highly Commended Finestkind Limited
Best Seafood Retailer
  • Winner - De Costi Seafoods at Sydney Fish Market
  • Highly Commended – Peter Roan Seafood
Seafood Business Award
  • Winner De Costi Seafoodss (Holdings)
Best Seafood Retailer at Sydney Fish Market
  • Winner – Claudio’s Quality Seafoods
Best Seafood Restaurant
  • Winner - Fish Cafe by Balgowlah Seafood

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