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 in Brisbane at the 2022 Seafood Directions Conference.
The winners of the 2022 Queensland Seafood Industry Awards were announced at a gala event at the Rydges South Bank in Brisbane on Friday, March 18.
The event was opened by The Hon. Mark Furner MP, Queensland Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities, and attended by a large audience of industry participants and representatives including former Senator the Hon. Ron Boswell, Chair of the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, and Former Senator the Hon. John Williams.
Celebrity Chef and Qld Seafood Champion, Alistair McLeod closed the event by addressing the group with tales from his professional life and seafood stories.
“The scope and diversity of this year’s nominees is impressive, and I would like to congratulate each and every one. The awards highlight that the Queensland seafood industry is innovative, professional, and most of all, is an industry of which we can all be proud.”