Western Australians win four industry awards

Incontro chef Peter Manifis accepting his Award for Best Restaurant
Incontro chef Peter Manifis accepting his Award for Best Restaurant
Western Australia shines in National Seafood Industry Awards
Western Australia shines in National Seafood Industry Awards

Western Australia has won four categories at the National Seafood Industry Awards after being recognised for its strong leadership in the Australian seafood industry.

The awards were held in Perth after the Seafood Directions 2015 conference and showcased the best in industry this year.

“With stars like these working to deliver high quality and innovative seafood ideas here in Western Australia, it is no wonder our state has a bright future in delivering a world-class, sustainable seafood industry,” said fisheries minister, Ken Baston.

The winner of the small business award was Central Seafoods for its clear product labelling and promotion of previously underutilised seafood species.

Incontro, based in South Perth, won the National Restaurant award after also being recognised as the stand out restaurant at the State Seafood Industry Awards earlier this year.

Dr Janet Howieson and Patrick O'Brien from West Coast Institute of Training were awarded the People Development Award. They were recognised for their work teaching apprentice chefs about seafood preparation.

Western Australia also picked up an award for its Love Australian Prawns promotional campaign in conjunction with the Council of Prawn Fisheries.

Alongside the four category wins, an entrant from Western Australia also received encouragement as a young achiever and two fishing identities were inducted into the Hall of Fame for their outstanding personal and leadership qualities.

"We should also be proud of the Western Australian inductees to the National Hall of Fame, with former and long-serving Western Australian Fishing Industry Council chairman John Cole being honoured," Mr Baston concluded.  

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