Cast your vote in the annual Fish and Chips Awards

F&C awards VIC winner 2017 - The Kingfisher Blue. Image courtesy of Seafood Australia

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 2018’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 2018’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.”

2017’s event reeled in more than 100,000 votes, across 800 stores and 2000 shops are already registered for 2018’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 in 2018 including: people’s choice and a judge’s choice. So whether you like your fish grilled, battered or crumbed, from August 1 2018 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 2018, with the national winner announced on October 15 2018.

Source: Seafood Industry Australia

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