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The Western Australian Fishing Industry Council (WAFIC) is delighted to host the WA Seafood Industry Awards in 2019, 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 are now 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 thirteen of the award categories will receive automatic entry into the Australian Seafood Industry Awards which will be held in Melbourne in conjunction with the 2019 Seafood Directions Conference on the 9-11 October.  As a new category in 2019, the Deckhand Award, is a WA only accredited Award.  This Award has been established to recognise and reward the contributions and achievements of those at the coal-face of our industry.

We welcome and encourage your participation as an entrant and/or to nominate an outstanding industry participant as a potential award winner. Applications to become a 2019 sponsor have now closed. We thank our 2019 sponsors and note below full details of each award category sponsor and businesses contributing produce. 


AWARD CATEGORIES 

the WA Seafood industry will be showcased in the following 14 categories:

1. SEAFOOD RESTAURANT AWARD – 2019 SPONSOR: Endeavour Foods 

Presented to a restaurant that has demonstrated excellence in consistently serving customers with quality seafood, and providing them with an overall positive seafood dining experience.

2. PEOPLE’S CHOICE FISH AND CHIPS AWARD – 2019 SPONSOR: BENDOTTI EXPORTERS 

Chosen by consumers, this award will be presented to a take-away 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 – 2019 SPONSOR: MARETERRAM 

As part of the Australian Fish and Chips Awards, secret-shopping Award judges will visit and review the top rating premises.  This award will be presented to a take-away food outlet that has demonstrated excellence in consistently providing customers with quality seafood.  Choice Award category.

4. SEAFOOD INDUSTRY PRODUCER AWARD – 2019 SPONSOR: Department of Primary Industries 

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 – 2019 SPONSOR: FRANCIS A JONES 

Presented to a seafood business employing the equivalent of ten (10) or more full time staff involved in any segment of the supply chain that has demonstrated business growth, innovation, excellence in product, service and marketing, and that has contributed substantially towards a positive public profile for the seafood industry.

6. SEAFOOD BUSINESS (SMALL) AWARD – 2019 SPONSOR: Bailey’s Marine Fuels 

Presented to a seafood business employing less than the equivalent of ten full time staff involved in any segment of the supply chain that has demonstrated business growth, innovation, excellence in product, service and marketing, and that has contributed substantially towards a positive public profile for the seafood industry.

7. SAFETY AWARD – 2019 SPONSOR: Geraldton Fishermen’s Co Op

Presented to an entity that has 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 – 2019 SPONSOR: Santos 

Presented to an entity that has 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 – 2019 SPONSOR: WOODSIDE 

Presented to an entity that has 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 – 2019 SPONSOR: INPEX 

Presented to an entity that has 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 – 2019 SPONSOR: BAKER REFRIGERATION 

Presented to an individual or entity that has demonstrated excellence in developing and undertaking a promotion activity that has contributed substantially towards improving the public profile of seafood and/or the commercial seafood industry.  Media organisations or individual journalists are also encouraged to apply.

12. YOUNG ACHIEVERS AWARD – 2019 SPONSOR: CONOco PHILLIPS

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 – 2019 SPONSOR: MG KAILIS GROUP

Presented to a person who has demonstrated that he or she has made a substantial positive difference to the seafood industry over at least twenty years, and who has been a highly effective and respected seafood industry leader. (This can be awarded only once to any one individual).

14. DECKHAND AWARD – 2019 SPONSOR: AUSTRAL FISHERIES 

(WA accredited award only) 

Presented to those who have demonstrated ongoing passion, commitment and a willingness to take on challenges that make a positive contribution to the seafood industry. This person, through their enthusiasm and sustainability conscious work ethic on deck will be awarded for their efforts to develop as an effective and respected seafood industry member.


 APPLY NOW

Please download the Nomination 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 31 May 2019 (electronic submission preferred).

If you require further information or assistance in meeting any of these requirements, please contact

Georgia Callander

WA Fishing Industry Council

E:  admin@wafic.org.au

P: (08) 9432 7777

 


THE EVENT

WA Seafood Industry Awards 2019

The 2019 event endeavours to be bigger and better than ever before, promising to deliver a “Seafood Spectacular” of food theatre displays and gastronomical delights using local seafood and delivered by highly regarded Western Australian seafood chefs including;

  • Gurpreet Bagga (Sauma Northbridge)
  • Naomi Bulner (Steve’s Fine Food)
  • Don Hancey (WA Food Ambassador & WAFIC Seafood Ambassador)
  • Gord Kahle (Cook & Mason)
  • Stuart Laws (Showcase Events WA)
  • Kenny McHardy (Manuka Woodfire Kitchen)
  • Brendan Pang (2018 Masterchef Contestant)
  • Melissa Palinkas (Young George)
  • Alejandro Saravia (Uma)
  • Nic Wood (Santini Bar & Grill)

Time:  6pm until late

Date: Thursday, 25 July 2019

Venue:  Esplanade Hotel Fremantle, Cnr Marine Terrace & Essex Street, Fremantle

Cost: $85 per person (Early bird) or $95 per person (after 31 May 2019)

Tickets can be purchased online from Eventbrite:

waseafoodawards2019.eventbrite.com.au

Dress: (Men) Suit and tie (Women) Cocktail wear

Please visit the EVENTBRITE website to purchase tickets to the event.

 


SPONSORS

Gold event sponsor
silver event sponsors

 

DECKHAND AWARD SEAFOOD BUSINESS (SMALL) AWARD SEAFOOD RESTAURANT AWARD

 

Fish and Chips Award ENVIRONMENT AWARD SEAFOOD INDUSTRY PRODUCER AWARD
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YOUNG ACHIEVERS AWARD PEOPLE’S CHOICE FISH AND CHIPS AWARD  SEAFOOD BUSINESS (LARGE) AWARD

 

 francis A jones
MICHAEL KAILIS LEADERSHIP AWARD  SAFETY AWARD  PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT AWARD

 

MG KAILIS

   
SEAFOOD INDUSTRY PROMOTION AWARD RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT & EXTENSION AWARD

 

PRODUCE Contributor Sponsors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 MG KAILIS

Leeman fish & Chips

   

 

 

 

 

 

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