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2022 Seafood Excellence Award winners announced

Sydney Fish Market is delighted to reveal the winners of its biennial Seafood Excellence Awards. The prestigious accolades were celebrated last night at an exclusive cocktail event in Sydney with the local seafood industry’s best retailers, suppliers, restaurateurs, and businesses in attendance.

CEO of Sydney Fish Market, Greg Dyer, 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 full list of winners and highly commended contenders across each category can be found below:

  • Environment Award
    • Winner: Department of Primary Industries and Dr. Matt Taylor

  • Primary Producer Award (NSW)
    • Winner: Wallis Lake Fishermen’s Co-op
    • Highly Commended: Daniel Stewart, Tony Lavelle

  • Primary Producer Award (Interstate/Overseas)
    • Winner: Taroona Pty Ltd (Northern Territory)
    • Highly Commended: Barnes Seafood (South Australia)

  • Best Seafood Restaurant Award
    • Winner: Moxhe Restaurant
    • Highly Commended: Cirrus Dining

  • Seafood Business Award
    • Winner: Manettas Seafood Market
    • Highly CommendedFish in the Family, Great Lakes Fisheries

  • Safety Award
    • Winner: Professional Fishers Association

  • Research, Development & Extension Award
    • Winner: ANTSO: Novel seafood provenance technology

  • Promotion Award
    • Winner: Fishtales: A Seafood Podcast
    • Highly Commended: Professional Fishers Association: Taste of Seafood Festival (Hawkesbury)

  • People Development Award
    • Winner: Professional Fishers Association, Department of Primary Industries, and Chris Mackey from ActionCOACH

  • Young Achiever Award
    • Winner: Siobhan Threlfall

  • Star of the Sea
    • Winner: Geoff Blackburn


The award winners will be put forward as the NSW nominees for the National Seafood Awards taking place in Brisbane in September.

For further information about the awards, winners, and pictures from the event, please visit:



Seafood Excellence Awards, 19th May 2022