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Two goldband snapper on ice

​WA fish species like these goldband snapper make for tasty fish and chips fare.

Wednesday 22 August 2018

WA could have Australia’s best fish and chips wrapped up

In this year's national Fish and Chips Awards, the challenge is on for Western Australians to show the rest of our nation that we have the best and tastiest seafood here in the west.

Last year a WA fish and chip shop came second in the awards, and WA seafood lovers are encouraged to help our frying fraternity go one better this year.

Fish and chip fanatics can go online to vote for their favourite shop and learn more about the awards. 

As well as the people's choice awards, more than 20 judges are judging hundreds of Australia's fish and chip shops by looking for the tastiest meal, the best choice, the best service, information and presentation.

Voting ends on September 15 and winners will be announced on October 15.

WA has many high quality and sustainable fisheries, including eight that have been independently certified by the renowned Marine Stewardship Council, and all of them work to supply fresh seafood to Australian and international consumers.

In WA there are plenty of fresh and tasty options to make for tasty fried fare including snappers, Spanish mackerel, emperor from our North-West or West Coast fisheries and bronze whaler and gummy sharks from the South Coast.


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