Minister Congratulates Winners At Queensland Seafood Industry Awards 2018

Minister Congratulates Winners At Queensland Seafood Industry Awards 2018

Queensland Minister for Fisheries Mark Furner

Queensland Seafood Industry Awards 2018

Victor P Taffa

Fisheries Minister Mark Furner announced the Queensland winner for the Judge’s Choice at the Australian Fish and Chip Awards 2018 is Fish & Chip Co at Wynnum.

Minister Furner congratulated the winners at the Queensland Seafood Industry Awards last night, hosted by the Queensland Seafood Marketers Association (QSMA) and commonly known as the ‘Seafood Industry Oscars.’

“My congratulations go to Fish & Chip Co a great local fish and chip shop in Brisbane’s Bayside.”

“I also congratulate Fresh Coral Seafoods at Mudgeeraba for winning the People’s Choice Award, and all other winners and finalists for this year’s Queensland Seafood Industry Awards.” Minister Furner said.

“These awards recognise the hard work of our local seafood businesses and the great product that they provide for Queenslanders.”

“It is vital that Queensland’s seafood industry remains viable into the future and these awards demonstrate our produce is world-class.”

“Palaszczuk Government has made moves to protect the future of the industry by cracking down on black marketing and improving the sustainability of fish stocks.” Minister Furner said.

State Member for Lytton Joan Pease congratulated Fish & Chip Co on their win.

“It’s great to see a local small business like Fish & Chip Co making their mark on a statewide scale.” Ms. Pease said.

“This win entrenches the Bayside’s iconic status for tourists and seafood lovers.”

“I encourage fellow Baysiders to get in and sample some delicious Queensland seafood.” Ms. Pease said.

President of the QSMA, Marshall Betzel said the Queensland Seafood Industry Awards highlighted the industry’s contribution to Queensland. 

“Queenslanders love their local seafood and their local seafood industry, from Coolangatta to the Cape.” Mr. Betzel said.

“Awards recognise the outstanding contribution that seafood marketers, processors and restaurateurs make to our economy and our state.”

“We have some of the product in the world, and we work hard across the industry to make it accessible for Queenslanders.”

Queensland Seafood Industry Awards also recognised industry contributions to safety, the environment and research and development.

Full list of winners includes:

Award                                                        Winner

RD&E                                                             Tony Courtney & Associates

Environment                                                 Debbies Seafoods

Promotion                                                      Australian Barramundi Farmers Association

Safety                                                              Torres Strait Marine Safety Programme

Business Small                                              Tomkat Line Fish

Business Large                                              Aussie Seafood House

Young Achiever                                             Danielle Griggs

People Development                                    Flora Warrior

Restaurant                                                      Stokehouse Q

Best Fish & Chips (Judge’s Choice)           Fish & Chip Co, Wynnum

Best Fish & Chips (People’s Choice)          Fresh Coral Seafoods, Mudgeeraba