The MSC Sustainable Seafood Awards Australia

The MSC Sustainable Seafood Awards Australia recognise organisations and individuals making a significant contribution to our mission to end overfishing.

2020 award winners

Best Sustainable Seafood Supermarket: Coles

Best Sustainable Seafood Venue: Taronga Zoo

Best Sustainable Seafood Mid-Size Retailer: ALDI Australia

Best Sustainable Seafood Distributor: Bidfood

Lifetime Achievement: David Carter, CEO, Austral Fisheries

Best Sustainable Seafood Local Retailer: The Fish Shoppe, Melbourne

Rising Star: Robert Morales, Executive Chef, CHEFIN

Best Sustainable Seafood Public Engagement: The Seal Show at Taronga Zoo and Coles

People’s Choice Award: Woolworths

Best Sustainable Seafood Product: Glacier 51 Toothfish

Highly Commended Sustainable Seafood Products:

ALDI Ocean Rise Smoked European Sprats

Coles Aussie Banana Prawns – Garlic & Chilli

Skull Island Tiger Prawns

Paspaley Pearl Meat

John West Alaskan Salmon range

Read the 2020 awards announcement

Key dates

Applications and nominations for the MSC Sustainable Seafood Awards 2020 are now closed.

  • Monday 11 November 2019: entries open
  • Friday 31 January 2020: entries close
  • Judging takes place
  • Monday 9 March 2020: award winners announced and can start public communication during Sustainable Seafood Week Australia

We encourage anyone thinking of applying to get in touch and ask questions. Good luck!

How to enter

To apply or nominate, please fill in the relevant form below and either email to or post to The Marine Stewardship Council, Building 6, 202 Nicholson Parade, Cronulla, 2230, NSW.

Your entry or nomination must arrive before the closing deadline of 6 pm AEST 31 January 2020.


Use the application form if entering in to an award category and the nomination form to nominate someone for the Rising Star or Lifetime Achievement awards.

Eligibility criteria

The awards are open to MSC partner organisations registered and based in Australia as well as individuals based in Australia who have made a significant contribution to the MSC vision and mission. Each award will state if it is open to organisations or individuals.

What winners will receive

Winners will receive:

  • Award trophy
  • Unique marketing claim 
  • Certificate
  • MSC awards graphic
  • PR and marketing support to communicate your win
  • Speaking engagements and preferential marketing opportunities

The award categories

You may enter more than one category, but you must complete a new entry form for each.


Judging details

The MSC will assess the applications to fact check any claims. Where applicable, an independent judging panel made up of experts from outside of the MSC will then score the applications based on a balanced scorecard.

The judges are looking for authenticity, passion, creativity, impact, inspiration and commitment.

The judges

Terms and conditions

Disqualification may occur if your entry does not meet these terms and conditions.


Get in touch

For more information and to ask questions, please get in touch with Alex.

Alex Webb

Senior Communications and Marketing Manager


Contact Alex

The 2019 winners

In February 2019, we announced the 2019 Wave of Change award winners. They included Coles, IKEA, John West, Safcol, Taronga Zoo, SEA LIFE Trust and Goolwa PiPi Co.

All our partners are leaders for a living ocean. Find out more about where you can find the MSC blue fish tick label on products and menus.

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