Eat local seafood this Easter

The NSW Government is urging Sydney residents to choose local fresh seafood this Easter, enjoy the best fish and prawns from the state’s top producers, and support the economy as they sit down for a seasonal feast.

Species, including prawns, oysters, lobster, abalone, mullet, flathead, mackerel, and snapper, are hugely popular at Easter, and this year will be no exception. The Sydney Fish Markets are expected to trade over 500 tonnes of fresh seafood on Good Friday alone.

NSW seafood is also subject to stringent food safety laws, which apply from when the catch leaves the water to the point of sale.

Consumers should buy from reputable seafood suppliers to enjoy the best seafood safely from anywhere in NSW.

In particular, North Coast residents and visitors to the region 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, but it continues to recover. 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.

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.

Fishers can still catch and sell Clarence River Prawns, known as schoolies, as long as they are cooked on a vessel. Ocean King Prawns can be sold green or cooked.

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