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Three Kerry businesses have been shortlisted for the BIM National Seafood Awards.

Pictured from left is Joe O’Flynn, Director of AgriFood Business and Chairman of the judging panel for the Awards, Des Cahill, Irish sports broadcasting legend and MC for the Night and Tara McCarthy, BIM’s Chief Executive, who officially launched the National Seafood Awards in Dublin on 17th November 2016.  Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Seafood Development Agency, is hosting the inaugural Awards to celebrate Ireland's 1 billion euro Seafood Sector.  The awards will recognise excellence across the Seafood Industry with entries received from the fishing, fish farming, seafood processing and retail sectors.  The panel of ten, experienced judges will be looking for those who excel in the areas of Skills, Sustainability, Innovation and Competitiveness.  The winners from each category will be announced in front of 150 guests at the Gala Awards ceremony at the Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge in November. Photo Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography.

The inaugural awards are being organised by Bord Iascaigh Mhara and the Seafood Development Agency.

Tom Kennedy Fishing of Dingle has been nominated in the Best New Fishing Practice.

Fintan Quinlan of Quinlans Kerry Fish, Cahirciveen is shortlisted in the Seafood Entrepreneur of the Year category.

Kush Seafarms Ltd. in Kenmare is up for the Aquaculture Enterprise of the Year Award.

The overall winners in each category will be revealed at a ceremony in Dublin on the 17th of November.