Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) has announced the return of Great Australian Fish and Chip Awards in 2021.

“We are excited to take over the leadership and management of the annual awards from the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) who established them in 2017,” SIA Communications Manager Jessica McInerney said.




“The much loved awards will be renamed The Great Australian Fish and Chip Awards, to align with the industry’s brand, Great Australian Seafood, which was launched as a COVID-19 recovery response.

“The awards were not held last year due to COVID, however they’ll be back up and running, and batter (sic) than ever in 2021. The FRDC has done a wonderful job establishing them, and we thank them for their hard work.

“The Great Australian Fish and Chip Awards will commence on October 19 to celebrate International Seafood Day, the national winner announced in December.

“We’re in the process of finalising the details of the awards to ensure they can go ahead in a COVID-responsible manner. But, we’ll be looking for country of origin labelling, fish species identified according to the Fish Names Standards. Most importantly, we’re looking for crisp, golden fish batter or crumbing, and crunchy, creamy fries with just the right amount of salt.”



Pre-register your shop at: www.fishandchipsawards.com.au