At lunchtime yesterday in front of an enthusiastic and excited seafood crowd on Melbourne’s South Wharf Boat Builders Yard, Mendolia Seafoods hooked two awards at the 2019 National Seafood Industry Awards – Australia’s biggest biennial celebration of the seafood industry.
Mendolia Seafoods were awarded the:
National Environment Award
“Addressing single use plastics as one of the most significant challenges ahead of industry, Mendolia Seafoods has shown great innovation to develop a plastic free, biodegradable Burley Brick, turning Western Australia into a leader in the fight on plastic free pollution. Additionally, the burley content of the box is from Western Australian waters which ensures that any biosecurity risk is kept to a minimum.” - WAFIC CEO Alex Ogg⠀
Icon Award - Jim Mendolia
“There is no denying that the name Jim Mendolia is synonymous with Fremantle sardines and the iconic Fremantle Sardine Festival, which he founded. The quirky character is most famous for his ability to turn the ‘lesser known’ species into a popular delicacy now found in restaurants and the food sector across Australia. It’s his passion, leadership, enthusiasm and dedication that has seen Jim effect positive changes across Australia’s seafood and food industries.” - WAFIC CEO Alex Ogg⠀
Read more about the awards here: https://www.wafic.org.au/news/wa-seafood-industry-hooks-national-awards/