The Sustainable Seafood Awards Australia 2022

The Sustainable Seafood Awards Australia recognise organisations and individuals making a significant contribution to ensure we have fish forever. The annual awards are run by the Marine Stewardship Council in partnership with the Aquaculture Stewardship Council.

Key dates

Applications and nominations for the Sustainable Seafood Awards Australia 2022 are now closed.

How to enter

To apply or nominate for MSC award categories, 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.

View the ASC award categories at >

Your entry or nomination must arrive before the closing deadline of 6 pm AEST 22 February 2022.

Eligibility criteria

The awards are open to MSC and ASC 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 and/or ASC vision and mission. More information on eligibility is listed within each category.

By application

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


By nomination

You can nominate an individual or organisation using the nomination form.


What winners will receive

Winners will receive:

  • Award trophy
  • Unique marketing claim 
  • Certificate
  • Awards graphic
  • PR and marketing support to communicate your win
  • Speaking engagements and preferential marketing opportunities
MSC award trophy made from cardboard

Judging details

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

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

Judging panel

  • Belinda Fairbrother – Taronga Zoo
  • Bridget Speed - Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand, also part of the Trusted Labels Group
  • David Carter – Austral Fisheries
  • John Susman – Fishtales Seafood Strategy
  • Keith Sainsbury - Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania
  • Niki Ford - Australian Organics, also part of the Trusted Labels Group
  • Simon Rowe – Ocean Watch
  • Patrick Caleo – MSC Asia Pacific

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

Alex Webb

Senior Communications and Marketing Manager


Contact Alex

Award winners


Coles, ALDI, Tassal, Simplot, Tuna Australia and Mars Petcare are amongst the 18 winners named across 13 categories in the sixth Sustainable Seafood Awards Australia, run by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC).


Read the full list of the 2022 award winners


Austral Fisheries Glacier 51 Toothfish has taken out the title of Best Sustainable Seafood Product for the second year running, this time shared with the newly Marine Stewardship Council certified Fremantle Octopus range. Meanwhile, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council certified Australian Clean Seas kingfish scooped the accolade for Best Responsible Seafood Product.

Read the full list of the 2021 award winners


Coles, ALDI, Woolworths, Taronga Zoo and Austral Fisheries were amongst those named in the Marine Stewardship Council’s 2020 Sustainable Seafood Awards Australia.

Read the full list of the 2020 award winners


Coles, John West, IKEA and Taronga Zoo are celebrated in the national awards

Read the full list of the 2019 award winners


There were no awards this year.


Simplot, Sealord, Taronga Zoo, Coles and Mandurah Crabfest all take home awards.

Read the full list of the 2017 award winners

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