Chatham Island Meals Co took out the
Supreme Award on the Excellent New Zealand Meals Producer
Awards in Auckland final night time.
Within the six-year historical past
of the awards, it’s the first time seafood has taken out
the highest honours.
Seafood New Zealand chief government,
Jeremy Helson, says it’s nice to see the sustainability
and innovation within the business celebrated.
“We all know
how a lot work goes in to defending our marine useful resource
whereas producing top of the range seafood, however it’s fantastic to
see that recognised.
“Producers like Chatham Island
Meals Co do us all proud, flying the flag for New Zealand
seafood domestically and internationally.”
and Gigi Tuanui bought a dilapidated manufacturing unit on the
Chatham Islands in 2015 and now make use of 25 individuals and have 30
vessels fishing to them.
Their Chatham Island blue
cod, marketed below Chatham Blue, and offered in frozen,
skinned and boneless fillets, is sustainably pot-caught and
is the mainstay of their enterprise however their pāua and kina
merchandise are additionally shipped to discerning clients throughout
mainland New Zealand. These merchandise embrace minced pāua,
complete pāua, crayfish tails, frozen kina pottles, and pāua
In addition to being the recipient of the Supreme
Award, three of the Chatham Island Meals Co’s merchandise gained
gold medals – the pāua mince, Chatham Blue cod, and the
pāua pies, that are made in partnership with the West
Coast Pie Firm. The pāua mince went on to be the general
winner of the Seafood New Zealand Water Award.
Tuanui, a seventh era Chatham-Islander was on the
awards final night time to just accept the honour.
humbled. Fishing firms want fishermen, they want
deckhands, they want workplace managers. It is an enormous staff
effort, and it is a staff effort from a gaggle of those who
stay in probably the most remoted a part of the world.
have an unbelievable meals story to inform. I simply really feel excited
and proud to be a Chatham Islander,” says
Akaroa Salmon additionally acquired an award.
one of many first King Salmon producers in New Zealand, the
pioneering spirit that’s behind the corporate’s success was
acknowledged with the NZ Life and Leisure Spirit of New
Seafood New Zealand congratulates all
the winners, whether or not on land or sea.
meals producers are world leaders and effectively deserving of
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