Enjoy Australian Seafood this Easter

April 17, 2014

Easter is a busy time for Australia's seafood industry which supports thousands of jobs nationally.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck, said an Easter tradition for many Australian families involves eating a meal of fresh fish, prawns and other delicious seafood.

He encourages consumers to support the Australian seafood industry by asking their fishmonger or retailer for some locally caught or harvested produce.

"Australian seafood is unparalleled. Not only does it taste great, but our fisheries are widely recognised among the best managed in the world," Senator Colbeck said.

"By choosing Australian seafood, consumers can be assured they are enjoying good quality produce and supporting local jobs."

Senator Colbeck said Australia's seafood industry is a valuable contributor to the economy, with a gross production value of $2.3billion last year alone.

"Aussies have been eating seafood at Easter for decades. It's ingrained in our culture and in many family traditions," he said.

"When you buy Australian seafood, you'll be serving up tasty, healthy food to your family and friends and can feel confident that you're supporting local jobs."

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