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State Seafood Awards 2019

Notice from the Western Australian Fishing Industry Council.

The Western Australian Fishing Industry Council (WAFIC) is delighted to once again be hosting the WA Seafood Industry Awards on Thursday 25 July 2019 at Fremantle’s Esplanade Hotel. The State Seafood Awards, held every two years, are the premier seafood event in WA and attracts up to 350 attendees while being promoted to more than 4,600 industry participants.

The Awards highlight the achievements of the WA seafood industry including its value to the State economy and the professionalism and commitment of our fisher men and women in supplying some of the finest seafood in the world to local, national and international markets. The Awards also encourage industry participants and celebrate their many achievements.

The Awards are open to all sectors of WA’s seafood and fishing industry including fishers, processors, exporters, fish wholesalers, retailers, aquaculture producers, media, deckhands and also individuals and businesses involved in research, development, safety and training.

Winners of 13 of the award categories will receive automatic entry into the Australian Seafood Industry Awards which will be held in Melbourne in conjunction with the 2019 Seafood Directions Conference on 9-11 October. As a new category in 2019, the Deckhand Award, is a WA only accredited Award. This award has been established to recognise and reward the contributions and achievements of those at the coal-face of our industry.

Click here, to visit our website for further information about the Awards process.


WA’s 2019 State Seafood Awards event endeavours to be bigger and better than ever and promises to deliver a “Seafood Spectacular” of food-theatre displays and gastronomical delights by engaging highly regarded seafood chefs including:

  • Don Hancey (WA Food Ambassador & WAFIC Seafood Ambassador)

  • Stuart Laws (Showcase Events WA)

  • Kenny McHardy (Manuka Woodfire Kitchen)

  • Melissa Palinkas (Young George)

  • Brendan Pang (2018 MasterChef Australia Contestant)

  • Nic Wood (Santini Bar & Grill)


We invite you to once again, celebrate what is one of Western Australia’s most innovative and diverse industries, by considering the sponsorship opportunities outlined in our Sponsorship Prospectus, click here, to learn more about the very cost effective options available.

As you will remember, historically, sponsorship of this event has been very heavily subscribed due to the value for money the associated benefits represent, including organisational exposure, brand promotion, networking and relationship building benefits, so please act fast to avoid disappointment!

If you intend on entering one of the Award categories, and would also like to become a sponsor, we encourage you to consider sponsoring an alternative category.

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