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5 Delicious Seafood Recipes BY Nornie Bero To Celebrate NAIDOC Week

July 8, 2024

To celebrate this year’s NAIDOC week, the ASC has teamed up with Chef Nornie Bero to create a free recipe book, featuring 5 delicious sustainable seafood recipes that highlight Indigenous ingredients.

This year’s NAIDOC week theme is “Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud”. We couldn’t think of a better embodiment of this spirit, than MABU MABU founder and Chef Nornie Bero. The ASC collaborated with Chef Nornie Bero to produce 5 delicious and easy to prepare seafood recipes that celebrate Indigenous herbs and flavours, using ASC labelled ingredients. Recipes that celebrate First Nations flavours, sustainability, and connection to the sea.

About Nornie Bero

Originally from the Komet Tribe of the Meriam people in the Torres Strait, Nornie Bero has been a professional chef for over 25 years. Nornie established Mabu Mabu in 2018 with a dream to make native ingredients the hero of the Australian kitchen.

“Growing up on the islands I was taught the importance of sustainable seafood harvesting practices, and it’s so great to see these options now available at your local supermarket. The ASC label means the seafood you’re buying has been farmed with care”

Delicious Seafood Recipes That Celebrate First Nations Flavours

The recipes in this booklet highlight native Australian ingredients and feature ASC labelled seafood products that are all readily available on supermarket shelves so that you can cook these at home.

By choosing ASC labelled seafood, you are making a proven, positive impact on people and the planet.

Easy to prepare and full of flavour, these vibrant and tasty recipes are guaranteed to wow your family weeknights and friends at your next dinner party whilst highlighting the incredible First Nations flavours available to us all!

We hope these recipes inspire you to explore more creative ways to cook seafood and that you find joy in cooking them.

Our partnership with the Australian National Maritime Museum

The ASC is a proud partner of the Australian National Maritime Museum, supporting the Museum’s 2025 Indigenous programs.

The Musuem’s key program activities in 2025 involve collaborating with traditional custodians of UNESCO registered sites Budj Bim (VIC) and Murajuga (WA) Cultural Landscapes in exploring sustainable co-management in the interpretive methods of teaching about these sites off country. We will extend the Barani project, a 2024 Vivid Sydney animation, which used source material of pre-contact everyday life on Sydney Harbour into built projects like a new performance shade shelter and a children’s interactive playspace.

How to get your free ASC labelled seafood recipe book

You can pick up your free printed copy of the ASC’s recipe book this week exclusively at the Australian National Maritime Museum or download a digital version here!


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The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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