Australia Bay Seafoods – National Seafood Industry Hall of Fame
Company Director Bill Passey was inducted into the National Seafood Industry Hall of Fame on 28th September 2017. This acknowledged the influence of his commitment to fishing in the NT as integral to driving the development of offshore snapper fisheries important to the NT economy and commended his innovations that led to Australia Bay Seafoods attaining national environmental awards.
Australia Bay Seafoods – 2017 Winner of the NT Seafood Industry Primary Producer Award
Australia Bay Seafoods then went on to be the National Runner-Up for the Primary Producer Award.
Australia Bay Seafoods – 2015 National Industry Ambassador Award Winner
Company Director Bill Passey was recognised as an Industry Ambassador at the National Seafood Industry Awards (Crown Ballroom Perth, October 2015).
It is official, Australia Bay Seafoods is the winner of the 2013 National Seafood Industry Environmental Award.
The presentation took place at Port Lincoln, South Australia on the gala night of national conference.
Australia Bay Seafoods – 2013 Environmental Award NT Winner
Presented to an entity that has demonstrated excellence in developing and undertaking an environmental activity that has contributed substantially towards protecting or rehabilitating aquatic environments or reducing adverse seafood industry impacts on the environment.
Environmental Award Criteria
- The activity addressed a high priority for the seafood industry. (2)
- The activity was end-user driven and produced outcomes that contributed towards protecting or rehabilitating aquatic environments or reducing adverse seafood industry impacts on the environment. (3)
- The activity was challenging, and required high levels of innovation, direct action and/or extension to achieve the planned outcome. (2)
- The activity involved other users of the environment. (2)
(Excerpt from http://www.seafooddirections.net.au/seafoodawards.html#ea)
ABC Interview with Bill Passey
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Australia Bay Seafoods, 2007 winner of the NT Seafood Industry Producers award and went on to be a National Finalist.
Australia Bay Seafoods Pty Ltd was recognised for their tireless efforts to consistently produce high quality seafood and a continual demonstration of innovation within their business. Company Directors, Bill Passey and Gary Kessell accepted the award.
Australia Bay Seafoods – 2005 NT Seafood Industry Icon Award Winner
Left to Right – Gary Kessell, Richard Sellars Director for Fisheries and Bill Passey