AWARD CRITERIA

PLEASE NOTE: Prior to submitting your nomination, you will first need to create a profile in the online application portal Currinda. The contact details must be that of the nominator. This is a simple step and will take less than two minutes to set up.

Please review the following criteria before logging into Currinda to complete your nomination.

CRITERIA

EXCELLENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICE

Presented to a NSW entity that has demonstrated excellence in developing and undertaking an environmental activity that has contributed substantially towards protecting or rehabilitating aquatic environments, or reducing adverse seafood industry impacts on the environment.

Nominees must be active participants in the commercial seafood industry and must have:

  • Created or developed an item or a process that lessens the impact of the seafood industry (catching or processing) on the environment; or
  • Created or developed an item or a process that enhances the ecological sustainability of the seafood industry; OR
  • Taken sustained or significant action to improve the state of waterways and thus improve their ability to support natural fish populations; or
  • Actively facilitated moves within the seafood industry towards sustainable environmental management with the promotion of these changes within the industry and to the broader community.
  1. What unique environmental challenge did you or your organisation face? Please ensure you address the key problems this challenge posed, particularly for the NSW seafood industry.
  2. How did you or your organisation tackle this unique environmental challenge? Please discuss the various aspects of the implemented solution.
  3. How effective has the nominee been in addressing the initial environmental challenge and who will benefit from their actions? Please highlight how affectively the implemented solution addressed the key problems faced.
  4. What steps have been undertaken to ensure a continued solution to the initial challenge? Please outline the ongoing initiatives in place to ensure these results are maintained/improved.
  5. How has the nominee contributed significantly to protecting or rehabilitating fisheries environments and ecosystems; innovation; and/or minimising the industry’s impact on the environment.

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BEST SUPPLIER (NSW)

Presented to a seafood primary producer/supplier that has demonstrated excellence in the sustainable production of quality seafood through innovation in fishing or aquaculture practices, and that has contributed substantially towards a positive public profile for the seafood industry.

  1. Is the nominee a registered supplier to Sydney Fish Market Pty Ltd?
  2. What makes the quality of the nominated supplier’s offerings superior?
  3. Please highlight innovative ways that are employed by the supplier to improve production practices and preserve product quality.
  4. How often does the nominated supplier consign through Sydney Fish Market?
  5. How does the nominated supplier ensure the cold chain is maintained from source to market?
  6. Typically, how many days does it take for the supplier’s product to arrive at Sydney Fish Market once it has been harvested?
  7. Please outline what processes are in place to produce products that consistently meet customer expectations.
  8. How does the supplier continually improve the delivery and marketing of Its products and services to its customers?
  9. In what ways does the nominated supplier’s customer service stand out?
  10. How does the supplier contribute substantially towards a public profile for the seafood industry?

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BEST SUPPLIER (INTERSTATE OR OVERSEAS)

Presented to a seafood primary producer/supplier that has demonstrated excellence in the sustainable production of quality seafood through innovation in fishing or aquaculture practices, and that has contributed substantially towards a positive public profile for the seafood industry.

  1. Is the nominee a registered supplier to Sydney Fish Market Pty Ltd?
  2. What makes the quality of the nominated supplier’s offerings superior?
  3. Please highlight innovative ways that are employed by the supplier to improve production practices and preserve product quality.
  4. How often does the nominated supplier consign through Sydney Fish Market?
  5. How does the nominated supplier ensure the cold chain is maintained from source to market?
  6. Typically, how many days does it take for the supplier’s product to arrive at Sydney Fish Market once it has been harvested?
  7. Please outline what processes are in place to produce products that consistently meet customer expectations.
  8. How does the supplier continually improve the delivery and marketing of Its products and services to its customers?
  9. In what ways does the nominated supplier’s customer service stand out?
  10. How does the supplier contribute substantially towards a public profile for the seafood industry?

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BEST SEAFOOD RETAILER (NSW)

This award recognises high standards in seafood retailing and business initiative as the most dynamic seafood retailer in NSW.

Anonymous visits by judges or a mystery shopper may occur at each finalist seafood retailer.

  1. Please demonstrate the steps undertaken to ensure the quality of your seafood product offering is consistently high.
  2. How broad is your product range? Please specify country of origin (percentages), species, diversity, form (fillets/whole), live, specialty product etc.
  3. Describe how the presentation of your retail outlet, product displays and range of product offering drives consumer purchases at your retail outlet? Please include photographs of your retail store and product displays.
  4. How knowledgeable are your staff on the product sold in your retail outlet? Please outline what training staff undertake and what processes are in place to ensure staff are kept up to date with current trends/news within the seafood industry.
  5. How do you monitor/ensure your retail outlet complies with the Australian Fish Names Standard?
  6. Please state the processes implemented to ensure accurate information is displayed about the seafood offered in store – e.g. correct name on price labels.

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PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – BEST SEAFOOD RETAILER AT SYDNEY FISH MARKET

Sydney Fish Market is ‘Australia’s Home of Seafood’ and this People’s Choice Award gives consumers the chance to vote for their favourite seafood retailer at Sydney Fish Market. All Sydney Fish Market seafood retailers will automatically be entered into this category.

HOW TO VOTE:

SMS your favourite shop’s name (see details below) to 0428 935 676 to vote and go into the draw to WIN a $300 Sydney Fish Market Voucher PLUS a Sydney Seafood School Cookbook.

KEY DATES:

  • Voting commences 12:01am (AEST) Saturday 1 June 2019.
  • Voting closes 11:59pm (AEST) Sunday 30 June 2019.
  • Prize drawn and draw winner notified Friday 5 July 2019.
  • Award winner announced Thursday 25 July.

SYDNEY FISH MARKET SEAFOOD RETAILERS:

  • Christie’s Seafoods (SMS text “Christies”)
  • Claudio’s Quality Seafoods (SMS text “Claudios”)
  • De Costi Seafoods (SMS text “De Costi”)
  • Musumeci Seafoods (SMS text “Musumeci”)
  • Nicholas Seafoods (SMS text “Nicholas”)
  • Peter’s Sydney Fish Market (SMS text “Peters”)

One vote per mobile phone number (standard SMS charges apply). Authorised under NSW permit number LTPS/19/34721. See full Terms & Conditions.

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BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT AWARD

Presented to a NSW restaurant that has demonstrated excellence in consistently serving customers with quality seafood and providing them with an overall positive seafood dining experience.

  1. The seafood restaurant features seafood on at least 50% of its menu Yes/No
  2. The seafood restaurant adheres to the Australian Fish Names Standard Yes/No
  3. How long has the seafood restaurant been operating?
  4. How does the seafood restaurant consistently maintain the quality of the seafood it serves? What makes this seafood restaurant the best in NSW?
  5. How does the restaurant consistently meet customer expectations for service?
  6. Does the menu include Australian seafood? If yes, what Australian species are featured on the menu regularly?
  7. How does the restaurant ensure customers are provided accurate information about the seafood they are being served?
  8. How does the restaurant guarantee accuracy of labelling on its seafood menu? Does it comply with the Australian Fish Names Standard and does it provide provenance labelling?
  9. What makes the seafood restaurant unique and how does the ambience contribute to the dining experience? Any distinctive features, interesting stories, charismatic personalities, location etc.?
  10. How does the restaurant contribute towards a positive public profile for the seafood industry?
  11. What is the public perception of the restaurant? Please evidence with review scores from TripAdvisor, Google, Facebook and/or Yelp).
  12. Please provide supporting documentation such as media articles, letters of support, photographs or website/media links.
  13. Please provide a copy of the latest menu of the restaurant

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BEST FISH AND CHIPS AWARD

A panel of respected seafood industry members will taste test and select a winner from the three NSW outlets to receive the most votes in the People’s Choice Award – Best Fish and Chips category. This award will be presented to a take-away food outlet that has demonstrated excellence in consistently providing its customers with quality fish and chips.

NSW Fish and Chips outlets registered at www.fishandchipsawards.com.au are potential finalists for this award.

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SEAFOOD BUSINESS AWARD

This award will be presented to a seafood company located in NSW that has demonstrated business growth, innovation, excellence in product, service and marketing as well as making a significant contribution to the future of the NSW seafood industry.

  1. Please provide a brief introduction/overview of the nominated seafood business.
  2. What sector(s) of the seafood category does the nominated seafood business service?
  3. Please quantify how much this seafood business has grown over its lifetime (with special emphasis on the last few years) and provide data outlining this measurable growth.
  4. Has the nominated seafood business diversified during this period of time? if so, how and what were the reasons?
  5. How is the nominated seafood business’ product differentiated from others? Please highlight what makes their product offering superior.
  6. What innovative practices has the nominated seafood business implemented? discuss the business’ continued improvement in product, service delivery and/or marketing to consumers.
  7. How does the nominated seafood business ensure it consistently meets customer expectations of product quality and the delivery of outstanding service?
    Please outline the processes in place to ensure these are achieved consistently.
  8. What marketing activities has the nominated seafood business undertaken to promote its business and the NSW seafood industry? Please specify how such marketing activities contribute towards improving the public profile of seafood and the NSW seafood industry.
  9. Does the nominated seafood business actively participate in seafood industry initiatives, associations and or bodies? If so, please detail.

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SAFETY AWARD

Presented to a NSW entity that has demonstrated excellence in developing and maintaining a culture of safety that has contributed substantially towards improving the safety record of the seafood industry.

  1. How long has your organisation had a recognised WHS/OHS program for?
  2. What does your WHS/OHS program consist of?
  3. How is it implemented?
  4. How has your organisation demonstrated excellence in developing and maintaining a culture of safety within your organisation?
  5. How you/your organisation have addressed a high priority area of risk.
  6. How you/your organisation produced outcomes that have contributed towards the safety record of the seafood industry.

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RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT & EXTENSION AWARD

Presented to an NSW entity that has demonstrated excellence in developing and undertaking a research, development and extension activity that has contributed substantially towards a sustainable and profitable seafood industry.

  1. Provide an overview of the research, development and extension activity
  2. How did the activity address a high priority for the seafood industry?
  3. Explain how the activity was end-user driven and produced outcomes that contributed towards the sustainability and profitability of the seafood industry.
  4. Outline how the activity:
    • was challenging,
    • involved technical risk
    • required systematic investigation and a
    • high level of innovation to achieve the planned outcome

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PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT AWARD

Presented to an NSW entity that has demonstrated excellence in developing and undertaking a people development activity that has contributed substantially towards a higher performing workforce for the seafood industry.

  1. Explain the people development activity and how it addresses a high priority for the seafood industry.
  2. Explain how the activity resulted in more people with higher qualifications or skills working in the seafood industry.
  3. How did the activity employ innovative ways to develop seafood industry people?
  4. How did the activity employ innovative ways to attract and/or retain seafood industry people?
  5. Outline how the activity was supported by planning, reviewing and continual improvement processes.

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PROMOTION AWARD

Presented to a NSW entity that has demonstrated excellence in developing and undertaking a promotion activity that has contributed substantially towards improving the public profile of seafood and/or the seafood industry.

  1. Explain the promotional activity and how it addressed a high priority for the seafood industry.
  2. How was the activity end-user driven and how did it produce outcomes that contributed towards improving the public profile of seafood and/or the seafood industry?
  3. Explain how the activity was challenging, required a high level of innovation and direct action to achieve the planned outcome.

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YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARD

Presented to a person, under 35 years of age, who has demonstrated that he or she has made a positive difference to the seafood industry and has the potential to continue to develop as an effective and respected seafood industry leader.

  1. Outline how the nominee has made a made a positive difference to the seafood industry.
  2. Explain how the nominee is committed to effect positive change through leadership and innovation.
  3. Provide examples demonstrating that the nominee is respected by industry colleagues (letters of support are recommended).

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STAR OF THE SEA

This highly prestigious award is given to an individual who is an ambassador for the seafood industry and who has made a significant contribution to the development of the NSW seafood industry. The person nominated is highly respected by industry colleagues. Nominations should provide comprehensive information about the nominee, and strong evidence of how and to what degree the nominee meets the criteria.

  1. How has the person has made a substantial positive difference to the seafood industry?
  2. How has the person’s contribution has been sustained over many years?
  3. How has the person demonstrated sound leadership by setting a vision and empowering others to achieve it?

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