Shortlist for Seafood Exporter of the Year awards announced

Four Irish seafood businesses have been shortlisted for the inaugural Seafood Exporter of the Year at the IEA Export Industry Awards.

Sponsored by BIM, the award recognises the achievements of seafood exporters with a focus on innovative product development or market access initiatives.

The shortlisted businesses are: Burren Smokehouse, McBride Fishing Co. Ltd, Shines Seafood and Carlingford Oyster Company.

Independent judges considered sustainability, product innovation, market access innovation and operational excellence. Companies were asked to demonstrate new product innovation, a commitment to sustainability and novel, or innovative logistical and/or packing solutions to access new markets.

The judging panel will then evaluate all entries and shortlist the best examples, before naming the Seafood Exporter of the Year 2024 at a black-tie awards ceremony on 27 September at the Dublin Convention Centre.

The IEA awards have recognised the tremendous achievements of companies working in the export industry for 24 years, growing in strength and recognition each year.

For more information on the category, visit here.