Do you know a beer batter that’s better than the best? Is your grilled dory worth fame and glory? Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) has called for entries and votes in this year’s Australian Fish and Chip Awards.
Senator Anne Ruston, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, today (June 28, 2018) launched the 2018 competition at Parliament House in Canberra and this year’s awards are shaping up to be bigger and better than ever.
“The Australian Fish and Chip Awards not only celebrate the iconic dish, but they highlight the importance of buying fresh, local seafood,” SIA CEO Jane Lovell said.
“People are flabbergasted when they find out 70 per cent of seafood eaten in Australia is imported; and that most imported seafood is eaten in foodservice.
“Buying Australian seafood supports our Aussie fishers and supports our world-class fisheries, which provide some of the most sustainable seafood in the world.
“Australian fisheries underpin thousands of small Australian businesses and employ thousands of Australians every year.”
Last year’s event reeled in more than 100,000 votes, across 800 stores and 2000 shops are already registered for this year’s fry-off.
“In every town, across every state and territory, people spruik their fish and chips as number one, so let’s put them to the test,” Ms Lovell said.
There will be two categories this year including: people’s choice and a judge’s choice. So whether you like your fish grilled, battered or crumbed, from August 1 you can vote for the best fish and chips in the country.
The winners from each state and territories will go through to compete for the national title of, Best Fish and Chips 2018.
Voting runs from August 1 to September 16, with the national winner announced on October 15.
For more information visit www.fishandchipsawards.com.au.
For state/territory winner details and images from 2017 visit: www.fishandchipsawards.com.au/Winners-2017
For more information or to organise an interview please contact Jessica McInerney, Media and Communications Manager, Seafood Industry Australia E: firstname.lastname@example.org M: 0420 695 431.
For more information from Senator Rushton’s contact Tom Edwards on 0438 791 913.