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Media Release: Minister Hon. Anne Ruston

30 March 2017 Eating fish and chips is an iconic Australian experience—it's part of our way of life. It's possibly more Australian than a pie at the footy. But who can lay claim to having Australia's best fish and chips? We are about to find out when Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Anne Ruston launches the 2017 Australian Fish and Chips Awards at Parliament House. "These awards are an opportunity for Australian consumers to have their say on the nation's best fish and chips and I encourage all seafood lovers to get their vote in," Minister Ruston said. "Australia produces world-class seafood and consumers can be confident that the fish they eat comes from the world's best managed fisheries. "It is important to recognise the success stories in our seafood industry and the hard work of our fishers who bring food to our table." There will be two categories chosen, Peoples Choice and The National Fish and Chips Awards. All fish and chips will be rated against a set of five criteria – Taste, Service, Choice, Information and Labelling. The National winner will be announced on 28 September 2017 at the National Seafood Industry Awards in Sydney. For more information and to vote, go to www.fishandchipsawards.com.au/. The awards are coordinated by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, in partnership with the state and territory fishing industry councils. LAUNCH DETAILS: The 2017 Australian Fish and Chip Awards 2017 Senate Alcove Thursday 30 March 2017 at 12.45pm

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