“This event is all about profiling the many leaders and shining lights in this industry and in doing so, build a greater appreciation for an industry with significant potential in the years ahead.”

Joe O’Flynn, director of Agrifood Business Partners and chairman of the judging panel said the calibre of entries presented a challenging but exciting task for the judging panel.

“The standard is extremely high and reflects the exemplary work going on behind the scenes in this vibrant sector. It is great to see the seafood sector being singled out for its own awards ceremony.”