Finalists Confirmed for National Seafood Awards 2018

The finalists for the National Seafood Awards 2018 have been announced. A total of 37 individuals and businesses from the Irish seafood sector have been shortlisted.

The awards, dedicated to recognising the achievements of individuals and businesses in the Irish seafood sector under the themes of Sustainability, Innovation and Competitiveness, will be held in Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral on 27th November 2018.

The shortlist is as follows:


Best in Fishing Innovation

  • MFV Sean Og, Co. Dublin
  • MFV Ocean Breeze, Co. Galway
  • Galway Bay Inshore Fishermen’s Association (GBIFA), Co. Galway

Best in Aquaculture Innovation

  • Moyasta Oysters Ltd., Co. Clare
  • Wild Atlantic Shellfish Ltd., Co. Sligo
  • Marine Harvest Ireland, Co. Donegal

Best in Processing Innovation

  • Connemara Food Ventures, Co. Galway
  • The Fresh Fish Deli, Co. Cork
  • Ocean Veg Ireland Ltd., Co. Antrim


Best in Sustainable Fishing

  • MFV Emma Lou T450, Co. Kerry
  • Galway Bay Inshore Fishermen’s Association, Co. Galway
  • Tralee Oyster Fisheries Society Ltd., Co. Kerry

Best in Sustainable Aquaculture

  • Marine Harvest Ireland, Co. Donegal
  • Mulroy Bay Mussels Ltd., Co. Donegal
  • Sliogeisc Na Rossan T/A Irish Premium Oysters, Co. Donegal

Best in Sustainable Processing

  • Morgans Fine Fish, Co. Louth
  • Proiseail (An Clochan Liath) Teo T/A Irish Fish Canners, Co. Donegal
  • Connemara Seafoods, Co. Mayo


Fishing Enterprise of the Year

  • McBride Fishing Company Ltd., Co. Donegal
  • Damien Turner Fisheries Ltd., Co. Cork
  • The Fish Box/Flannery’s Seafood Bar, Co. Kerry

Aquaculture Enterprise of the Year

  • Marine Harvest Ireland, Co. Donegal
  • Mulroy Bay Mussels Ltd., Co. Donegal
  • Belle Isle Seafoods Ltd., Co. Donegal

Processing Enterprise of the Year

  • Keohane Seafoods ltd., Co. Cork
  • Oceanpath Dunn’s of Dublin, Co. Dublin
  • Quinlan’s Seafood/Kerry Fish UC, Co. Kerry

Best Seafood Retailer of the Year

  • Dunnes Stores Cornelscourt, Co. Dublin
  • Dunnes Stores Swords, Co. Dublin
  • Garveys Supervalu Corbally, Co. Limerick

Best Seafood Retailer of the Year– Independent

  • The Fish Market, Co. Westmeath
  • The Good Fish Company, Co. Cork
  • Galway Bay Seafoods Ltd., Co. Galway

A Student of the Year and  Lifetime Achievement Award will also be presented under the Skills category on the night.

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