Seafood industry recognises its “stars”
Thursday 20 October 2016
The awards are part of the industry’s celebrations to mark the 30th anniversary of the Quota Management System and were made at a cocktail function following the annual seafood industry conference.
Dave Sharp announces Seafood Stars Awards winners at the cocktail function.
“Every day in fishing communities around the country thousands of people go to work to contribute to our $1.8 billion export industry whether it’s putting to sea in our inshore fisheries, working away from home in our deepwater fisheries, working on salmon and mussel farms, or onshore processing and marketing our products,” Seafood New Zealand Chief Executive Pankhurst said.
“There are thousands of stars in our industry. We have recognised five of them with these awards.”
Those nominated to receive an award under the following categories were:
Longstanding Service Award
Doug Saunders-Loder, NZ Federation of Commercial Fishermen
Rob Pooley, Marine Farming Association
Phillip Clow, Whitianga/Coromandel Peninsula Commercial Fishermen’s Association
Donna Wells, Finestkind Ltd
Seafood Innovations - Sustainability Award
Richard Wells, Resource Wise
Brian Kiddie, Bay of Plenty Fishermen’s Association
Dr David Middleton, Trident Systems
Scott Murray, Mt Cook Alpine Salmon
Dave Kellian, Leigh Commercial Fishermen’s Association
Young Achiever Award
Adam Clow, Southern Cross Fishing
Oliver Wilson, Trident Systems
Tom Searle, Leigh Fisheries
Te Tane Trinick, Mt Cook Alpine Salmon
The Seafood Stars Longstanding Service Award went to (left) Doug Saunders-Loder (Motueka), President of the New Zealand Federation of Commercial Fishermen, and (right) Rob Pooley (Marlborough), President New Zealand Marine Farming Association.
Whitianga’s Adam Clow (left) and Auckland’s Te Tane Trinick (right) were honoured with the Young Achiever Award.
Warkworth’s Dave Kellian (below) won the Seafood Innovations - Sustainability Award.
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