Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Seafood Tops List for Festive Fare

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Seafood Tops List for Festive Fare

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Byline: Kara Paradies Kara.Paradies@capnews.com.au

CyTIS the season to eat and be merry, and for a lot of Queenslanders that means de-shelling your fair share of fresh prawns.

Seafood is expected to top QueenslandersCO shopping lists again this Christmas, with another bumper season of product predicted by retailers and fishers.

Michael Doblo, owner of DobloCOs Seafood on Yaamba Rd in Rockhampton, said they had C[pounds sterling]stocked up bigC[yen] in preparation for SantaCOs arrival.

C[pounds sterling]Prawns are the big-seller,C[yen] he said.

C[pounds sterling]WeCOve already sold a couple of hundred kilos of them today (yesterday) so weCOll go through close to a tonne by next week.C[yen]

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister John McVeigh said Australians consume about 18kg of seafood each year, with QueenslandCOs fisheries contributing about 33,000 tonnes to national production.

C[pounds sterling]Seafood has become a tradition for special occasions such as Christmas, but itCOs also becoming more recognised as an everyday all season meal too,C[yen] Mr McVeigh said. …

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