Welcome to the April issue of SFM News

Easter at SFM

SFM is preparing for thousands of Sydneysiders to pick up their fresh seafood favourites on the Market’s single busiest trading day of the year – Good Friday.
Sydney Fish Market will operate from 5.00am until 5.00pm on Good Friday (April 14), ensuring customers have plenty of time to buy their favourite seafood for Easter. Trading will continue as usual over the remainder of the long weekend, with retailers open from 7.00am until 4.00pm daily.

Over 50,000 shoppers are expected to visit Sydney Fish Market on Good Friday and a massive 500 tonnes of seafood will be traded.

For delicious, seafood recipes and useful seafood storage tips, visit Sydney Seafood School. An all-round favourite dish for Good Friday is the Steamed Barramundi Fillets with Lime, Ginger & Shiitake. Seafood lovers can also find tips and tricks on seafood preparation and cooking on Sydney Fish Market’s YouTube channel.

Royal Easter Show

SFM is taking Sydney Seafood School on the Road to the Sydney Royal Easter Show for daily cooking demonstrations and recipe tastings.

Located in the Woolworths Fresh Food Dome, the Women’s Weekly Kitchen Theatre will host Brigid Treloar and a series of special guests who will prepare SSS recipes and provide seafood tips and tricks from 1pm to 1.30pm every day of the show.

Registrations now open for Seafood Directions 2017

You’re invited to join us to “Sea The Future” at Seafood Directions 2017. 
The two-day conference showcases the best of the Australian seafood industry and opens the door to discussions, concepts and solutions for all levels of the supply chain.

Seafood Directions 2017 will provide a platform to connect and collaborate with business leaders and those at the forefront of the seafood industry. Discuss the current and potential challenges that the industry is facing and develop the ideas that will pave the way for a sustainable future for all. 

Click here to register now. 

Seafood Excellence Awards – Save the Date!

The 2017 Sydney Fish Market Seafood Excellence Awards, celebrating the NSW seafood industry, will be held in Sydney Seafood School on the evening of Thursday 20 July.
The invitation only event, hosted by Sydney Fish Market, is the premier seafood event in New South Wales, welcoming representatives from across the industry to celebrate and reward the hard working men, women and businesses that contribute to supplying some of the finest sustainable seafood in the world to local, national and international markets. 
Award nominations open Wednesday 26th April and sponsorship packages are still available. Head to www.seafoodexcellenceawards.com.au to find out more information.

Summer of Events at SFM

It’s been an eventful summer at SFM with plenty of great seafood, entertainment and even some record breaking.

The 36-Hour Seafood Marathon, on 23-24 December, celebrated its 21st anniversary with a bang, breaking visitation and auction records. SFM hosted 113,534 visitors during the marathon, a head count of more than 7% higher than last year. In the week of trading leading up to Christmas, seafood trading records were broken with the highest weekly sales value in the history of SFM.
Come January, SFM celebrated Australia Day with music on the boardwalk from 12pm–3pm. Live band AKINGA played a mix of Aussie favourites as visitors enjoyed the entertainment, danced and soaked in the atmosphere from their lunch tables. The landing pontoon was bustling all day with recreational boaters picking up seafood supplies, adding to the attendance numbers of over 24,500 visitors on the day. 
Australia Day was swiftly followed by Chinese Lunar New Year which was celebrated at SFM on Saturday 28 January, welcoming the Year of the Rooster! Traditional Lion Dancers paraded through the carpark and arcade from 9.30am to 11am, entertaining visitors and visiting retail stores, bestowing luck and prosperity in return for a red envelope.
Fishy-pun fortune cookies and red envelopes with gold chocolate coins were handed out to diners and staff as the dancers made their way through the retail shops. Over 26,100 visitors came to SFM that day and strong visitor numbers to the site continued for the following weeks of celebrations.

Sydney Harbour Survey

A survey on the ecological engineering of Sydney Harbour is being conducted by the World Harbour Project, supported by Ian Potter, Harding Miller Foundation and New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage.

The goal of the survey is to understand what people think of ecological engineering in harbours. Ecological engineering is the process of combining ecology with engineering to enhance the ecological value of buildings and infrastructure. This information will be used to develop better planning and management strategies for ecological engineering in harbours around the world. 

To participate in the survey please click here.

Fellowships in Agribusiness now open

Applications for Fellowships in Agribusiness are now open with The International Specialised Skills Institute (ISS Institute).

The ISS Institute is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that provides Fellowships across an array of industry, trade and education sectors.
The ISS Institute has just made two Agribusiness Fellowships available. The Fellowships are for $10,000 each and will provide successful applicants with a chance to develop skills and drive innovation in Agribusiness by travelling overseas to conduct international applied research. 

Guidelines, application forms and further information is available at www.issinstitute.org.au/fellowships/fellowships-available.
If you would like more information about this Fellowship or ISS Institute contact Fiona Waugh (Fellowship Program Manager) on 03 9347 4583, or by emailing  fiona.waugh@issinstitute.org.au.

Safework NSW Mentoring Program Publication 

Safework NSW has produced an online publication of the Mentoring Program of 2015 that SFM staff and participating tenants were involved in.

The e-book profiles several mentors and mentees from the SFM site and how they were involved in the program. SFM is proud of those who participated in the Mentor Program and would like to congratulate everyone involved for their achievements.

The e-book can be viewed and shared here.

For more information about the program please contact Craig Murray, QHSE Systems Manager by calling +61 2 9004 1127 or by email at craigm@sydneyfishmarket.com.au.            

Staff News

Farewell Wally

SFM celebrated Wally Grieg’s retirement a few days shy of his 25th working anniversary with a buyers’ breakfast BBQ on Thursday 30 March.

Wally commenced work at SFM as a casual wheeler on the night shift in the early 1990s and was permanently appointed to the night shift on 2 April 1993. A quiet achiever, Wally progressed to a data entry operator role and was then appointed the position of Crate Yard Supervisor where he remained until his retirement.

Wally was highly regarded by all staff and buyers at SFM which was also reflected when he became an employee elected representative on the SFM Safety Committee. To commence retirement, Wally is looking forward to playing more golf as well as travelling with his wife Judy. We wish him all the best for a long and happy retirement.

Welcome Amy

SFM welcomes contractor Amy Suart who recently commenced as Event Manager for the 2017 Sydney Fish Market Seafood Excellence Awards.

Amy has joined SFM on a 6-month contract and brings extensive events experience to the role. She will be coordinating both the awards process and the exclusive awards event which will be held in Sydney Seafood School on July 20. Amy will also be assisting with preparations for the industry conference, Seafood Directions, which takes place in September.

Welcome Nick

Sydney Seafood School welcomes Nick Lowman, who has taken on the role of SSS Bookings Coordinator. 

Nick has always been a fan of Sydney Seafood School, and left a career in Business Operations at IBM to join the School's administration team. Apart from food, Nick loves travel – his adventures have included working with rescued elephants in Thailand, hiking in Japan and swimming with stingrays in the Cayman Islands.
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