The Western Australian Fishing Industry Council (WAFIC) is delighted to host the WA Seafood Industry Awards in 2017, recognising excellence in the State’s vibrant seafood industry.
The Awards showcase the WA seafood industry, its value to the State economy, its professionalism and its commitment to supplying some of the finest seafood in the world to local, national and international markets. They also encourage industry participants and celebrate their many and varied achievements.
The Awards will soon be open to all sectors of WA’s seafood and fishing industry including fishers, processors, exporters, seafood wholesalers, retailers, aquaculture producers and also individuals and businesses involved in research, development, safety and training.
Winners of each award category will receive automatic entry into the national Australian Seafood Industry Awards which will be held in Sydney, 27-29 September 2017 in conjunction with Seafood Directions 2017 conference.
We welcome and encourage your participation as an entrant, sponsor and/or to nominate an outstanding industry participant as a potential award winner.
To showcase the WA Seafood industry, we are seeking outstanding candidates in the following 13 categories:
- SEAFOOD RESTAURANT AWARD
Presented to a restaurant with demonstrated excellence in consistently serving customers quality seafood and providing them with an overall positive seafood dining experience.
2. PEOPLE’S CHOICE FISH AND CHIPS AWARD
Chosen by consumers, this award will be presented to a food outlet that has demonstrated excellence in consistently providing customers with quality seafood. As part of the Australian Fish and Chips Awards, fish and chips lovers across Australia will be able to nominate and vote for their favourite outlet via social media. Votes for each outlet will be shown on a leader board at www.fishandchipsawards.com.au
3. FISH AND CHIPS AWARD
Chosen by secret shopping Award judges, from the 3 WA outlets who have attained the most consumer votes in the People’s Choice Award category. As part of the Australian Fish and Chips Awards, this award will be presented to a take away food outlet that has demonstrated excellence in consistently providing customers with quality seafood.
4. SEAFOOD INDUSTRY PRODUCER AWARD
Presented to a seafood primary producer with demonstrated excellence in the sustainable production of quality seafood through innovation in fishing or aquaculture practices, and that has contributed substantially towards a positive public profile for the seafood industry.
5. SEAFOOD BUSINESS (LARGE) AWARD
Presented to a seafood business employing the equivalent of 10 or more full time staff involved in any segment of the supply chain with demonstrated business growth, innovation, excellence in product, service and marketing, and that has contributed substantially towards a positive future for the seafood industry.
6. SEAFOOD BUSINESS (SMALL) AWARD
Presented to a seafood business employing less than the equivalent of 10 full time staff involved in any segment of the supply chain with demonstrated business growth, innovation, excellence in product, service and marketing, and that has contributed substantially towards a positive future for the seafood industry.
7. SAFETY AWARD
Presented to an entity with demonstrated excellence in developing and maintaining a culture of safety that has contributed substantially towards improving the safety record of the seafood industry.
8. RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT & EXTENSION AWARD
Presented to an entity with demonstrated excellence in developing and undertaking a research, development and extension activity that has contributed substantially towards a sustainable and profitable seafood industry.
9. ENVIRONMENT AWARD
Presented to an entity with demonstrated excellence in developing and undertaking an environmental activity that has contributed substantially towards protecting or rehabilitating aquatic environments, or reducing adverse seafood industry impacts on the environment.
10. PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Presented to an entity with demonstrated excellence in developing and undertaking a people development activity that has contributed substantially towards a higher performing workforce for the seafood industry.
11. SEAFOOD INDUSTRY PROMOTION AWARD
Presented to an entity with demonstrated excellence in developing and undertaking a promotion activity that has contributed substantially towards improving the public profile of seafood and/or the seafood industry.
12. YOUNG ACHIEVERS AWARD
Presented to a person, under 35 years of age, who has demonstrated that he or she has made a positive difference to the seafood industry, and has the potential to continue to develop as an effective and respected seafood industry leader.
13. MICHAEL KAILIS LEADERSHIP AWARD
Presented to a person who has demonstrated that he or she has made a substantial positive difference to the seafood industry over many years, and who has been a highly effective and respected seafood industry leader. (This can be awarded only once to any one individual).
Due to popular request, entrants will be pleased to hear, the 2017 award entry requirements have been significantly modified, so that the submission preparation process is not too onerous for participants.
Please download the Application Package to obtain further information on judging criteria and guidelines for entry.
Please also download and complete the Entry Form to accompany your submission.
Submission must be received no later than 5pm Friday 16 June 2017 (email preferred). Please note this deadline has now be extended to COB Monday 19 June 2017.
If you require further information or assistance in meeting any of these requirements, please contact
WA Fishing Industry Council
(08) 9432 7777
WA Seafood Industry Awards 2017
The 2017 event endeavours to be bigger and better than ever before, promising to deliver a “Seafood Spectacular” of food theatre displays and gastronomical delights by engaging highly regarded seafood chefs including:
- Adam Bielawski (Poach Pear)
- Don Hancey (WA Food Ambassador & WAFIC Seafood Ambassador)
- Dan Hansen (Clancy’s Fish Pub)
- Jamie Evans (Norfolk Hotel )
- Jason Hutchen ( Redmanna Waterfront Restaurant)
- Josh Catalano (The Fish Boss)
- Mr Lee ( Imperial Court)
- Nathan Tulip ( Panorama Catering)
- Peter Manifis (Passion Meets Purveyor & WAFIC Seafood Ambassador)
- Sophie Budd (Taste Budds Cooking Studio)
- Stephen Clarke (Clarkes of North Beach)
- Stuart Laws (Don Tapa Fremantle)
Time: 6pm – late
Date: Thursday, 3 August 2017
Venue: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges, Cnr Marine Terrace & Essex Street, Fremantle
Cost: $85 per person
Dress: (Men) Suit and tie (Women) Cocktail wear.
Please visit the EVENTBRITE website to purchase tickets to the event.
Sponsorship opportunities are available, please view our Sponsorship Prospectus or alternatively contact:
Marketwise Marketing & Communications
T: 041 994 4088
Gold event sponsor
SILVER EVENT SPONSOR
michael kailis leadership award
|SEAFOOD RESTAURANT AWARD||PEOPLE’s CHOICE FISH AND CHIPS AWARD||FISH AND CHIP|
|SEAfood industry producer award||Seafood business (small award)||seafood business (large) Award|
|research, development & EXTENSION||environment award||people development award|
|safety award||seafood industry promotion award||young achievers award|