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Australian seafood at the forefront of global aquaculture, says Sydney Royal Chair of Judges as competition results are announced.

Posted on : 24 February 2021

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW has today announced the result of its 2021 Sydney Royal Aquaculture competition, celebrating the recipients of its coveted champion prizes and Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.

Over a day of judging, industry experts from across the aquaculture industry judged on a range of qualities including texture, taste and the freshness of aquaculture products such as oysters, prawns, fresh fish and abalone from across Australia in search of the best of the best in the country.

According to the Sydney Royal Aquaculture Chair of Judges, John Susman that is exactly what they found.

"The 2021 Sydney Royal Aquaculture competition saw an unmatched number of outstanding exhibits. The impressive standard and quality of the entries is a reflection of the exciting times we are seeing in aquaculture," said John Susman.

"This year's show judged by a stellar team of industry experts from across the seafood supply chain again confirmed that the Australian seafood industry is at the forefront of global aquaculture and that the continued strive for excellence puts in great stead for the future.

"All entrants are to be congratulated, and those who were awarded a coveted medal should be celebrated and sought out by us all."

It was South Coast's Tathra Oysters who stole the show at the 2021 competition taking home Champion Aquaculture Product and Champion Oyster for its Nelson Lake Bistro Cylinder oyster.

Royal Agricultural Society of NSW 14th Annual President’s medal finalist’s Gold Coast Marine Aquaculture also claimed Champion Prawn for the third year in a row with its Gold Coast Tiger Prawn, while Yumbah Aquaculture was once again named Champion Other Aquaculture Product for its outstanding Australian tiger abalone whole in shell.

The competition which aims to award excellence and drive the Australian aquaculture industry forward by benchmarking produce is judged on a point-based system awarding Gold, Silver and Bronze medals to those that receive over a certain benchmark score. The Gold medal recipients in each class are then re-judged to identify each Champion product.  

For full results, including the 2021 Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal recipients; please view the 2021 Sydney Royal Aquaculture Competition results here and see a list of Champion recipients below.

 

Media Contact:
Nicola Dalby

Manager - Communications and Public Relations

E: ndalby@rasnsw.com.au

M: 0434 579 906

 

2021 Sydney Royal Aquaculture Competition Champions:


Champion Aquaculture Product:

Tathra Oysters, Nelson Lake Bistro Cylinder. Tathra, New South Wales.

 

The Champion Aquaculture Product Perpetual Trophy, donated by Noel Herbst OAM.

Tathra Oysters, Nelson Lake Bistro Cylinder. Tathra, New South Wales.

 

Champion Prawn

Gold Coast Marine Aquaculture, Gold Coast Tiger Prawns. Logan River, South East Queensland.

 

The Champion Prawn Exhibit Perpetual Trophy donated by Graham J Crouch.

Gold Coast Marine Aquaculture, Gold Coast Tiger Prawns. Logan River, South East Queensland.

Gold Coast Marine Aquaculture is a finalist in the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW's 14th Annual President’s Medal.

 

Champion Sydney Rock Oysters

Tathra Oysters, Nelson Lake Bistro Cylinder. Tathra, New South Wales.

 

Annual Trophy for the Champion Sydney Rock Oyster, supported by the NSW Food Authority.

Tathra Oysters, Nelson Lake Bistro Cylinder. Tathra, New South Wales.

 

Champion Fresh Fish

Clean Seas Seafood, Spencer Gulf Kingfish. Port Lincoln, South Australia.

 

Champion Smoked/Cured Product

Brilliant Food, Smoked Ocean Trout. Sydney, New South Wales.

 

Champion Other Farmed Aquaculture Product

Yumbah Aquaculture, Yumbah Australian Tiger Abalone Whole in Shell. Yumbah Abalone comes its South Australian, Victoria and Tasmanian hatcheries.

Yumbah Aquaculture is a finalist in the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW's 14th Annual President's Medal.

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