THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN FISH & CHIP AWARDS
‘Batter up’: The search begins for Australia’s Greatest Fish & Chips
*Archives article reposted
In celebration of World Fisheries Day on Monday, November 21, voting has opened for the 2022 Great Australian Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafood Industry Australia (SIA), marking the start of the search for Australia’s best fish and chips. “In every town,…
THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN FISH & CHIP AWARDS
The Great Australian Fish & Chip Awards are run by Seafood Industry Australia, the national peak-body representing Australian seafood.
The awards were established in 2017 by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC), and we thank them for their hard work.
The annual awards are a celebration of the amazing fishers and foodservice teams who catch and cook our Great Australian Seafood.
The national competition commences on World Fisheries Day, Monday, November 21 and closes on Tuesday, December 13. With the national winner announced in December.
The winners of the 2022 Great Australian Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafood Industry Australia (SIA), have been announced, with the country’s best fish & chippers in each state and territory crowned.
“In every town, across every state and territory, people spruik their fish & chips as number one. So, we’ve listened to the people, and crowned the most popular fish & chip shops around the country,” SIA CEO Veronica Papacosta said.
“After close to 60,000 votes from the public spread across 683 stores around the country, the winners of the 2022 Great Australian Fish & Chip Awards People’s Choice Awards have been crowned::
- New South Wales – Pelican Rocks, Greenwell Point New South Welshmen cast the most votes out of any state/territory, which meant this top store reeled in the most votes in the entire competition!
- Queensland – Costa’s Seafood Cafe, Capalaba
- Tasmania – Fraggles Fish and Chips, Launceston
- South Australia – Dolphin Fish Shop and Take Away, Netley
- Northern Territory – Frying Nemo Fish and Chippery, Stuart Park
- Australian Capital Territory – Snapper & Co., Yarralumla
- Western Australia – Ralphy’s Ocean Treats, Falcon
- Victoria – Jarrah Street Family Store, Wodonga
“It’s no secret the Australian seafood industry and foodservice sector. We encourage everyone to take a night or two off from the kitchen, get together with your friends and family, and support your local takeaway store and your fishers, while you enjoy some Great Australian Fish & Chips.
“The Great Australian Fish & Chip Awards showcase the very best fish & chip businesses around the country, while they celebrate our great Australian seafood, and the fishers who produce all of our favourite seafoods.
“The awards also highlight the importance of buying fresh, local, Australian seafood. It’s important to always ask for Aussie seafood; even why you’re buying fish & chips. Australian seafood is one of the most sustainable protein sources in the world and our fisheries management is world-class. However, 62 per cent of seafood eaten in Australia is imported, so until the Albanese Government’s Country of Origin Labelling for seafood sold in foodservice is brought in, it’s important you chat to your server about where your seafood is from.
“Buying Australian seafood supports Australian fishing families and regional communities they operate in. And, the good news is, it’s easy to support them. You do it just by eating some Great Australian Fish & Chips.”
For more information visit: www.fishandchipawards.com.au .
State and Territory People’s Choice Award Winners
QLD – Costa’s Seafood Cafe, Capalaba
NSW – Something Seafood, Callala Bay
VIC – Trident Fish Bar, Queenscliff
TAS – Fraggles, Invermay
SA– Fish out of water, Hyde Park
WA – Pinjarra Fish & Chips, Pinjarra
NT – Frying Nemo Fish and Chippery, Stuart Park
ACT – The Fish Shack, Civic
You do not have to participate
We appreciate not every shop may want to participate. How much you do or not do is up to you.
The Great Australian Fish & Chip Awards are free and people can vote for your store regardless of whether you engage in any related activities.