Australia launches fish-and-chips contest on Sustainable Seafood Day
Australia's Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) said it is running a national competition to find the country's best fish and chips.
The announcement was made on 31 March, which was Sustainable Seafood Day in Australia.
The Fish and Chip Awards 2017 are a “great opportunity for lovers of Australian seafood to have their say on which fish and chips tantalises their tastebuds, and for local businesses to be recognized for their commitment to dishing up much loved, sustainable, Australian seafood,” said the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) in a statement.
Voting is open now at fishandchipsawards.com.au. A national winner will be announced on 28 September, 2017, at the National Seafood Industry Awards in Sydney.
Meanwhile, AFMA Acting CEO Nick Rayes said consumers can be confident that seafood from a commonwealth-managed fishery is sustainable.
“Each year, AFMA and the fishing industry conduct research to better understand current fish stock sizes, work out sustainable harvest levels and consider broader conditions in the marine environment,” Rayes said. “So, whether it’s baked eastern-school whiting with fresh lemon, or pan-fried albacore tuna and roast vegetables, or perhaps marinated silver warehou with a watercress salad, you know that what you are eating comes from a sustainably-managed fishery.”