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National Seafood Industry Awards celebrate Australia's best across 11 commercial fishing categories.

Friday 29 September 2017

WA seafood stars take out national awards

WA hooked four national Seafood Industry Awards, celebrating excellence in Australia’s most vibrant and innovative fisheries.

The world’s first commercial abalone ranch, Ocean Grown Abalone at Augusta, won the Seafood Industry Producers Award, recognising the aquaculture company’s innovation and efforts to satisfy complex regulatory approvals and industry challenges.

Integrated commercial fishing company, Austral Fisheries, received the Environment Award, acknowledging its green credentials and efforts to become the first seafood business in the world to be certified carbon-neutral.

Fremantle Octopus operations manager Asher Flynn won the National Young Achievers Award for his efforts in promoting and marketing octopus as a premium quality seafood product to chefs and restaurants at home and abroad.

Mandurah’s Licensed Fisherman’s Association collected the honour for the best Seafood Industry Promotion in Australia, while Albany’s popular Ocean and Paddock seafood restaurant received a ‘highly commended’ certificate in the Judged Fish and Chip Award.

Among the highlights of the night was news that the late Michael Kailis and Leonie Noble have been inducted into the National Seafood Hall of Fame, celebrating their leadership, dedication and contributions to the Australian seafood industry.

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