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2024 Seafood Excellence Awards winners revealed

Sydney Fish Market has announced the winners of its biennial Seafood Excellence Awards on 23 April. The prestigious accolades were celebrated at an exclusive cocktail event in Sydney with the local seafood industry’s best retailers, suppliers, restaurateurs, and businesses in attendance.

Sydney Fish Market Greg Dyer CEO says: “We were seriously impressed by the high calibre of entries across all categories for this year’s Seafood Excellence Awards. Congratulations to all winners, who are shining examples of the innovation and excellence happening across all sectors of our industry.”

Selected from a strong pool of entrants, the winners and highly commended recipients across each category are as follows:

Primary Producer Award (NSW)
Winner: Troy Billin (Yamba Fisheries)

Highly Commended: The Byrnes Family

Primary Producer Award (Interstate/Overseas)
Winner: 4 Seas

Seafood Business Award
Winner: Coffs Harbour Fishermen’s Cooperative

Highly Commended: Fish in the Family

Restaurant Award

Winner: The Poyer’s Restaurant

Highly Commended: Besuto Omakase

Promotion Award

Winner: Narooma Oyster Festival

Highly Commended: Professional Fishers Association (Taste of Seafood Festivals)

People Development Award

Winner: Professional Fishers Association (Fishers Business Skills Program)

Safety Award

Winner: Tuna Australia (Research to improve worker safety and reduce bycatch)

Environment Award

Winner: OceanWatch Australia

Highly Commended: Mitch Sanders

Research Development and Extension Award

Winner: OceanWatch Australia (East Coast Whale Entanglement Program)

Highly Commended: Tuna Australia (Research to protect seabirds and enhance crew safety)

Young Achiever

Winner: Paul Aquilina

Star of the Sea

Winner: Noel Gogerly.

“Sydney Fish Market heartily congratulates all winners, highly commended recipients, and finalists in this year’s awards for their fantastic work, their passion for the seafood industry, their professionalism, and their commitment to supplying some of the finest seafood in the world to local, national, and international markets.”

The 2024 Sydney Fish Market Seafood Excellence Awards winners will be put forward as the NSW nominees for the National Seafood Awards taking place later this year.

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