Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Easter Bonanza as Seafood Lovers Swamp Suppliers

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Easter Bonanza as Seafood Lovers Swamp Suppliers

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Shakira Sellen

shakira.sellen@dailymercury.com.au

MACKAY seafood suppliers were run off their feet over the Easter break.

Residents favoured prawns over fish this year.

Debbie's Seafood second-in-charge Mark Ahern said they were open over the Easter weekend except for Easter Monday.

C[pounds sterling]We closed on Easter Monday to have a break, clean up and give the staff a rest,C[yen] Mr Ahern said.

C[pounds sterling]It's the busiest we've been since opening seven years ago.

C[pounds sterling]We think we were 50% up this year compared to last year's sales.

C[pounds sterling]We were busy since the week before Easter.C[yen]

Mr Ahern said this year's sales were unusual.

C[pounds sterling]This year was funny,C[yen] he said.

C[pounds sterling]Usually fish sales double but we sold an unbelievable amount of prawns.

C[pounds sterling]Banana prawns were the most popular.

C[pounds sterling]For fish, local barramundi and king salmon were the favourites. …

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