Media Release


Thursday 28th April

The Seafood Excellence Awards are less than one month away, and Sydney Fish Market is pleased to announce that the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is confirmed as the prestigious Gold Sponsor for the 2022 event, for the sixth consecutive time.

NSW DPI works to increase the value of primary industries and drive economic growth across the state, and engages with the seafood sector to promote industry development, natural resource management, research, and food safety.

Sydney Fish Market CEO, Greg Dyer, said, “We are thrilled to have the continued endorsement of NSW DPI this year: their contribution adds significant esteem to the event and the award winners. 

Furthermore, the financial support that DPI's sponsorship provides is vital in ensuring that we can consistently host a high-quality event that reflects the efforts of the nominees and broader industry. 

This partnership is demonstrative of Sydney Fish Market and NSW DPI’s shared vision for a sustainable seafood industry.”

Sydney Fish Market would also like to thank their Award sponsors: Lindsay Australia, Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Commercial Fishermen's Cooperative, KPMG, Aquarius Lawyers, ShoreTrade, Professional Fishers Association, K&L Gates, and DEC PR.

With judging for the Seafood Excellence Awards now complete, Sydney Fish Market wishes to congratulate the esteemed finalists for this year.

The finalists of each category are invited to an invitation-only cocktail event at Pier One Sydney on Wednesday, 18th May where the Award winners will be announced. 

This exclusive evening is the premier seafood event in New South Wales, welcoming the industry’s top players, including commercial fishers and aquaculturists, retailers, exporters, wholesalers, restaurateurs as well as key government and environmental agencies, media, and gastronomes.

After the event, the winners of the Sydney Fish Market Seafood Excellence Awards will be put forward as the NSW nominees for the National Seafood Industry Awards.  

The Awards' valued finalists are as follows:

Antonio Muollo 

Aquna Murray Cod 

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology (ANSTO) 

Barnes Seafood (SA) 

Cirrus Dining 

Daniel Stewart 

Finestkind Limited (NZ) 

Fish in the Family 

Fish Shack @ The Co-Op 

Fishtales: A Seafood Podcast 

Geoff Blackburn 

Great Lakes Fisheries 

Manettas Seafood Market 

Moxhe Restaurant  

Noel Gogerly 

NSW Department of Primary Industries – Fisheries 

Professional Fishers Association 

Professional Fishers Association, Department of Primary Industries, and Chris Mackey from ActionCOACH 

Professional Fishers Association: Hawksbury Seafood Festival 


Siobhan Threlfall 

Taroona Pty Ltd (NT) 

Tony Lavalle 

Tricia Beatty 

Wallis Lake Fishermen's Cooperative


Sydney Fish Market heartily congratulates all finalists for their fantastic work, their passion for the seafood industry, their professionalism, and their commitment to supplying some of the finest seafood in the world to local, national, and international markets.

For more information about the Seafood Excellence Awards, please visit: 

Thank you to our Gold Sponsor:

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Proudly sponsored by:

K&L Gates



Commercial Fishermens Cooperative

Lindsay Australia

Aquarius Lawyers



NSW Food Authority


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For more information, please contact:

Jordan Bishop or Ruth Fletcher | DEC PR for Sydney Fish Market
Phone: 0432 295 064 | Mobile: 0455 960 838

Lara Jones | Media and Communications Coordinator
Phone: 02 9004 1147 | Mobile: 0421 399 301

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