The Queensland Seafood Industry Awards showcase the Queensland seafood industry; its value to the national economy, its professionalism, and its commitment to supplying some of the finest seafood in the world to local, national and international markets.
It does this through recognising and celebrating the positive contributions of individuals, partnerships, businesses and organisations towards a sustainable and profitable Australian seafood industry. As is the case in previous years, State Award winners will go on to the National Seafood Awards at Seafood Directions in September 2017.
This year’s Queensland Seafood Industry Awards are presented at the Gala Dinner following the one day Seafood Marketing Symposium.
Special accommodation arrangements have been made with Rydges South Bank for symposium delegates and awards ceremony participants. Room numbers are limited, so make sure you register and book your room early. To book special room rates, click – 20% Discount Rydges South Bank – or call hotel reservation on +61 7 3364 0800 and quote “Queensland Seafood Marketers Association”.
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The judging will be undertaken by a panel of up to three experts. Three are to be selected by the Queensland Seafood Marketers Association, one representing wild-catch, one representing aquaculture and one representing post-harvest with neither from the state/NT hosting the Seafood Directions conference in that year. In selecting the panel, QSMA and the organising committee should take into account the desirability of:
The judging panel will select three finalists, including the winner for each category. These will be announced at the Queensland Seafood Awards Gala Dinner.
The judging panel’s decision will be final and no discussion will be entered into.
The judging panel will evaluate each nomination against the judging criteria for each category. It will mark each criterion out five, with each criterion receiving equal weighting.
Nominations should, therefore, provide comprehensive information about the nominee, and strong evidence of how, and to what degree, the nominee meets the criteria. Where possible the nomination should include quantitative as well as qualitative evidence.
Importantly, the nomination should state where criterion is not applicable to a nominee.
Any reference to the seafood industry applies to wild-catch and aquaculture and any segment of the supply chain.
An ‘entity’ means a person, partnership, business or organisation at national, state/NT, regional or sector level.
‘Quality seafood’ means seafood that is safe to eat and looks and tastes good.
Where the award criterion refers to an ‘activity’ it may apply to an on-going role of the nominee, a one-off project, or an event undertaken or managed by the nominee.