queensland seafood industry awards 2024

Hosted by Queensland Seafood Marketers Association

Queensland Seafood Industry Awards

Held every two years and hosted by the Queensland Seafood Marketers Association, 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 Industry Awards presented this year at the Seafood Directions Conference, which will be held in Hobart at the Hotel Grand Chancellor from September 10-12, 2024.


Queensland Seafood Industry Awards 2024

The winners of the 2024 Queensland Seafood Industry Awards were announced at a gala event at the Rydges South Bank in Brisbane on Friday, March 15.

The Queensland Seafood Marketers Association (QSMA) hosted its highly anticipated Queensland Seafood awards ceremony, honouring outstanding achievements and contributions within the Queensland seafood industry. The Event brought together industry leaders, stakeholders, and supporters to celebrate excellence in Queensland seafood marketing, production, research, and advocacy.

As the premier event of Queensland’s seafood calendar, the awards ceremony highlighted the dedication, innovation, and commitment of individuals and businesses across various sectors of the seafood industry. Attendees were treated to an evening of recognition, networking, and celebration, showcasing the vibrancy and vitality of Queensland’s seafood community.

Among the distinguished guests was The Hon. Mark Furner MP, Queensland Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities, whose presence underscored the government’s continued support in driving economic growth and sustainability in Queensland.

Gala Dinner guests had the opportunity to meet and mingle with Queensland’s celebrity chef and seafood enthusiast Chef Mel Alafaci also known as “Chef Mel – The Happy Chef”.

The award winner’s ceremony featured several categories, each honouring excellence in specific areas of the Queensland Seafood Industry. 

2024 Award Winners & Finalists

2024 Gala Dinner Photo Gallery

The QSMA extends its congratulations to all award winners and expresses gratitude to attendees, sponsors, judges, and organisers for their invaluable support in making the event a remarkable success.

Award Winners & Finalists

Business Award (Large) winner Independent Seafood Producers (ISP) with Marshall Betzel on behalf of Mark and Debbie Ahern, Debbie’s Seafood

Marshal Betzel with Shawn McAtamney from Independent Seafood Producers (ISP), winner of the prestigious 2024 Business Award (Large).  





Your Hosts

2024 Queensland Seafood Industry Awards Hosts - QSMA Chair Ian Hamilton, Aussie Seafood House with QSMA Secretary Neil Moretto, Lenrex Seafood Marketers

QSMA President Ian Hamilton, Aussie Seafood House (left) and QSMA Secretary Neil Moretto, Lenrex Seafood Marketers (right).


We would like to take this opportunity and thank all our sponsors for their generous support.

  • Rocky Point Aquaculture
  • Australian Food Super
  • FRDC - Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
  • Kailis Lobster
  • Seafarms
  • Aussie Seafood House
  • Australian Prawn Farmers Association
  • The Fish Girl
  • QLD Government - Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Raptis Seafood
  • Debbie's Seafood