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Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries
Friday 4 August 2017

WA's seafood stars recognised at biennial awards night

  • ​Fishing and aquaculture is worth more than $1 billion to the State every year
  • Western Australia’s seafood industry supports about 10,000 jobs State-wide

The best of the best in Western Australia’s vibrant seafood industry were honoured at a special event in Fremantle last night (August 3) that demonstrated the depth, excellence and vision of its participants.

The 2017 WA Seafood Industry Award category winners are:
Michael Kailis Leadership Award - Leonie Noble
Young Achievers Award - Asher Flynn (of Fremantle Octopus)
Seafood Industry Promotion Award - Mandurah Licensed Fishermen’s Association
Seafood Industry Producer Award - Ocean Grown Abalone
People Development Award - National Seafood Industry Leadership Program
Environment Award - Austral Fisheries
Research, Development & Extension Award - Future Green Solutions
Safety Award - Mareterram Fisheries
Seafood Business (Large) Award - Coastal Fisheries Pty Ltd/Seafresh Myaree
Seafood Business (Small) Award - Southwestern Fresh Fish
Seafood Restaurant Award - Mosmans Restaurant
Fish and Chips Award - Ocean and Paddock
People’s Choice Fish and Chips Award - Ocean and Paddock

Comments attributed to Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly:

“I congratulate all award winners, from last night’s celebrations, for their excellence and innovation along the supply chain of sustainable WA seafood to domestic and export markets.

“And, for her well-recognised involvement in our rock lobster industry and promoting women in seafood, let me also offer Leonie Noble special congratulations for taking out the top award.

“From local fish and chips, to large-scale fishing operations, industry leadership and support roles in safety and development, we can be proud of the efforts and commitment that will help us maintain the State’s strong international reputation for quality seafood products.

“WA must stay at the forefront in fisheries management, because rising consumer awareness and demand for certified, ecologically sustainable, seafood is changing the industry globally.

“The McGowan Government is exploring new ways to diversify, value add and increase production and is committed to supporting the growth of a high-quality aquaculture industry working alongside our State’s established commercial fisheries.”

Minister's office: 6552 6100

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