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The WA Seafood Industry Awards, hosted by the Western Australian Fishing Industry Council (WAFIC), recognise and reward excellence in WA’s vibrant seafood industry across 12 key categories.

The Awards highlight the achievements of the WA seafood industry, including its value to the State economy and communities, as well as the professionalism and commitment of our fisher men and women in supplying some of the finest seafood in the world to local, national and international markets.

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 11 of the award categories will receive automatic entry (representing WA) into the Australian Seafood Industry Awards which will be held in conjunction with the 2022 Seafood Directions Conference.  The WA-only, Deckhand Award, established to recognise and reward the contributions and achievements of those at the coal-face of our industry will also continue in 2021.

WA businesses interested in nominating and/or applying for the Australian Fish and Chips Awards categories, please visit www.fishandchipsawards.com.au to find out more information.

We welcome and encourage your participation as an entrant, sponsor and/or to nominate an outstanding industry participant as a potential award winner.

AWARD CATEGORIES 

To showcase the WA Seafood industry, we are seeking outstanding candidates in the following 12 categories:

1. SEAFOOD RESTAURANT AWARD – 2021 Sponsor: ENDEAVOUR SEAFOODS

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. 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.

3. SEAFOOD BUSINESS (LARGE) AWARD – 2021 Sponsor: Baker Refrigeration

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.

4. SEAFOOD BUSINESS (SMALL) AWARD – 2021 Sponsor: Francis A Jones

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.

5. SAFETY AWARD – 2021 Sponsor: Sea Harvest

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. 

6. RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT & EXTENSION AWARD – 2021 Sponsor: Western Rock Lobster Council

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.

7. ENVIRONMENT AWARD – 2021 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.

8. PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT AWARD – 2021 Sponsor: Western Rock Lobster Council

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.

9. SEAFOOD INDUSTRY PROMOTION AWARD – 2021 Sponsor: Austral Fisheries

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.

10. YOUNG ACHIEVERS AWARD – 2021 Sponsor: Ward Packaging

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. (This can be awarded only once to any one individual).

11. MICHAEL KAILIS LEADERSHIP AWARD – 2021 Sponsor: MG Kailis

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).

12. DECKHAND AWARD – 2021 Sponsor: Fins Seafood

(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 Application Package to obtain further information on judging criteria and guidelines for entry. (further details to come soon)

Please also download and complete the Entry Form to accompany your submission. (further details to come soon)

Submission must be received no later than 5pm Friday 18 June 2021 (electronic submissions preferred).

If you require further information or assistance in meeting any of these requirements, please contact admin@wafic.org.au or 9432 7777.

THE EVENT

WA Seafood Industry Awards 2021

The 2021 event is striving 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;

  • Neil Forbes (Black Pearl Oyster Shucking)
  • Don Hancey (WA Food Ambassador & WAFIC Seafood Ambassador)
  • Chris Howard (The Humble Onion)
  • Stuart Laws (The Raffles Hotel & Chef Collective WA)
  • Peter Manifis (Strzelecki Group)
  • Melissa Palinkas (Young George & Ethos Deli)
  • Chase Weber – The Royal Hotel & The Standard
  • Mark Zavone – Print Hall

The WA Seafood Industry Awards 2021

Time:  6pm until late
Date: Friday, 13th August 2021
Venue:  Esplanade Hotel Fremantle, Cnr Marine Terrace & Essex Street, Fremantle
Cost: $95 per person (Early bird) or $105 per person (after 31 May 2021) plus Eventbrite booking fees.

Tickets can be purchased online from Eventbrite: waseafoodawards2021.eventbrite.com.au

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

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

 


SPONSORSHIP

Sponsorship opportunities are available, please view our Sponsorship Prospectus or alternatively contact:

Susan Bell
Marketwise Marketing & Communications
E: marketwisemc@bigpond.com
T: 041 994 4088


SPONSORS/partners

Gold SPONSOR

 Gold sponsor

 

GOLD SPONSOR

Silver Sponsor

SILVER level partner

SEAFOOD RESTAURANT AWARD

SEAFOOD INDUSTRY PRODUCER AWARD

 SEAFOOD BUSINESS (LARGE) AWARD

SEAFOOD BUSINESS (SMALL) AWARD

 

SAFETY AWARD

RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT & EXTENSION AWARD

ENVIRONMENT AWARD

 

PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT AWARD

SEAFOOD INDUSTRY PROMOTION AWARD

YOUNG ACHIEVERS AWARD

 MICHAEL KAILIS LEADERSHIP AWARD

DECKHAND AWARD

PRODUCE Contributor Sponsors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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