And the winners of Australia’s best fish and chips are …..

With almost 300,000 entries lodged, the winners of the 2021 Great Australian Fish & Chip Awards have been announced.

Western Australia’s favourite has been named as Pinjarra Fish and Chips, located in the heart of Pinjarra approximately one hour south of Perth.

This year’s event was organised by Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) and was based on a “people’s choice” online voting system.

SIA Chief Executive Veronica Papacosta said the online voting attracted almost 300,000 votes from the public, the most in the award’s history, with Queenslanders casting the most votes out of any state/territory.

The winners of the Great Australian Fish & Chip Awards 2021 MasterFoods™ People’s Choice Awards are:

  • Western Australia – Pinjarra Fish & Chips, Pinjarra
  • Queensland – Costa’s Seafood Cafe, Capalaba
  • New South Wales – Something Seafood, Callala Bay
  • Victoria – Trident Fish Bar, Queenscliff
  • Tasmania – Fraggles, Invermay
  • South Australia – Fish out of water, Hyde Park
  • Northern Territory – Frying Nemo Fish and Chippery, Stuart Park
  • Australian Capital Territory – The Fish Shack, Civic

This is the ACT’s first appearance in the Great Australian Fish & Chip Awards, and The Fish Shack narrowly edged out the competition by 10 votes to claim the top spot.

“The Great Australian Fish & Chip Awards showcase the very best fish and chip businesses around the country, while they celebrate our great Australian seafood, and the fishers who produce all of our favourite seafoods.

“The awards also highlight the importance of buying fresh, local, Australian seafood. It’s important to always ask for Aussie seafood; even when you’re buying fish and chips. Australian seafood is one of the most sustainable protein sources in the world and our fisheries management is world-class. However, close to 70 per cent of seafood eaten in Australia is imported so it’s important you chat to your server about where your seafood is from.

“Buying Australian seafood supports Australian fishing families and regional communities they operate in. And, the good news is, it’s easy as to support them. You do it just by eating some Great Australian Fish & Chips,” Veronica said.

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