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Geraldton Kingfish a delicious. State Winner

Media Release

18 May 2020

Local producer Indian Ocean Fresh Australia (IOFA) has been named as a state winner in the 2020 delicious. Harvey Norman Produce Awards for their locally grown Geraldton Kingfish.

The best producers in each state across Australia in Sea, Earth, Dairy and Paddock categories were announced this morning.

IOFA Director and owner Erica Starling was thrilled with being recognised by quality state judges and amongst other high calibre and hard working producers.

“This win is testament to all our team who contribute to growing our lovely Geraldton Kingfish,” Ms Starling said.

“It is also fantastic that there are four producers from Geraldton recognised in this category as it proves that seafood produce from this region continues to be of a very high standard”.

Geraldton kingfish was invited to enter the prestigious awards several months ago with judging by Jed Gerrard, Brendan Pratt, Melissa Palinkas and Santiago Fernandez.

Ms Starling thanked her team, customers and suppliers for their ongoing support of IOFA and Geraldton Kingfish.

Indian Ocean Fresh Australia

Fact File:

Indian Ocean Fresh Australia (IOFA) is a Geraldton business operating an ocean-based finfish farm in the waters of Champion Bay, Geraldton, Western Australia

IOFA supplies premium Yellowtail Kingfish to the domestic Australian seafood market and international export markets

Owned and operated by Erica Starling, IOFA have been marine finfish farming in Geraldton since

2008 now commercially producing Yellowtail Kingfish

2018 State Winner, Delicious Produce Award

2018 Gold Medal, RAS NSW Sydney Royal Fine Food Show

2019 People Development Award, Western Australian Seafood Industry Awards

2019 Young Achievers Award – Justine Arnold (IOFA Production Manager), Western Australian Seafood Industry Awards

2019 Gold Medal, RASV, Australian Food Awards

2019 Best in Class Winner, Fresh Fish Category, RASV, Australian Food Awards

2019 Champion Seafood, RASV, Australian Food Awards

Media Enquiries: Erica Starling


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