‘Black Friday’ WA Seafood Industry Awards selling fast

Well this year, Friday 13th August is definitely going to be Black Friday for many – why?  It’s because on that very evening the WA Seafood Industry Awards event is happening inside the Esplanade Hotel at Fremantle – and there will be a whole lot of disappointed people who will totally miss out because they didn’t book early. Tickets are selling fast – more than half have already gone – so we urge you to click HERE to purchase your tickets right now.

It will be a gala event – opened by the new WA Fisheries Minister Don Punch – and with 11 of Perth’s Top Chefs from the very best restaurants serving up seafood like you’ve never tasted before.  It won’t be formal and sit down, it will be a graze-athon where you can wander from chef to chef and taste their wares first-hand.  The range of food will be amazing – snapper, prawns, scallops, abalone, crayfish, oysters, you name it – and all cooked to perfection.

Just this month we added yet another produce sponsor to the list – Jason Scimone from South-Western Fresh Fish, who is going to provide some top-quality bronze whaler shark to the menu (that’s Jason’s handsome old man Brian Scimone in the photo below).

The support from the heart of our industry has been fantastic – but while the food and convivial company are obviously great attractions – the central purpose of the evening is to celebrate the WA seafood industry.  The Awards will recognise outstanding performances from right across the fishing and seafood sectors, with the winners of most categories being eligible for the National Awards next year. So, if you can think of a fisher, restaurant, business or deckhand who really deserves some recognition, then please click HERE for details and come along and support them for our night of nights.

But in doing so, I think it’s also worth noting that our industry has really experienced some difficult challenges over the past year or so – whether it’s been COVID or China or the weather – it’s been quite difficult for some and there are still some more challenges to face as we move forward.  But the WA Seafood Industry Awards night is an opportunity for us to push all of this to one side and collectively let our hair down (that’s if we happen to have any hair of course) and we can be reminded and celebrate the really positive things about our industry – and importantly, all the people who make it so special.  Therefore, I’d very much encourage your participation.

Best regards
Darryl Hockey