Wednesday, April 17, 2024

NSW encouraged to eat local seafood this Easter

The NSW government is encouraging the state to choose local fresh seafood this Easter.

According to the government, species including prawns, oysters, lobster, abalone, mullet, flathead, mackerel and snapper are “hugely popular” at Easter.

This year, the Sydney Fish Markets is expected to trade over 500 tonnes of fresh seafood on Good Friday alone.

“Easter is a special time to spend with family and friends to enjoy food and fish – there’s nothing better than choosing to dine on good quality, fresh seafood caught or grown right here at home,” says NSW Minister for Agriculture Tara Moriarty.

“It’s also an opportune time to support local businesses and support our state’s economy.”

The NSW government urges consumers to buy from reputable seafood suppliers to enjoy the best seafood from anywhere in NSW, safely.

North coast residents and visitors to the region, in particular, are encouraged to support the Clarence seafood industry by choosing local prawns and seafood this Easter.

The seafood industry in the Clarence region was devastated following the detection of white spot last year.

“Clarence locals and visitors can play an important role in securing the future of this important industry by simply buying some local prawns or seafood,” says the NSW government.

“Clarence prawns and seafood are completely safe for consumption as white spot poses no risk to food safety or human health. Local consumption of prawns and seafood is critical in supporting Clarence prawn farmers, fishers and seafood retailers.”

A Control Order remains in place to restrict the movement of raw, uncooked green prawns from the Clarence Estuary until June 2025, or until further notice.

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