Cafes, Restaurants and Dining in Perth, Western Australia.

Buy Local this Festive Season

Screen Shot 2018-12-19 at 11.50.18 AMWe all know that the festive period is a time for the quintessential Aussie seafood feast, from saucy scallops sizzling away on the BBQ to fresh cold home-grown prawn cocktails and meaty fish flesh, such as bronze whaler, simmering on the stove.

As the days melt away and as Christmas rapidly approaches, home-cooks across the country will be exuberantly preparing mouth-watering seafood dishes for family and friends.

Western Australian Fishing Industry Council (WAFIC) Chief Executive Officer John Harrison is encouraging families to ignore common ‘seafood related’ misconceptions – and instead, just enjoy beautiful sustainable WA produce this festive season.

“A common misconception about WA seafood is that it is all expensive and that can turn a lot of families away from enjoying our local produce.”

“There will always be the highly prized and more iconic Western Australian species such as dhufish, abalone and the Western rock lobster but families can also choose more moderately priced options for their Christmas meals including prawns from Exmouth and Shark Bay, South West bronze whaler shark, Mandurah mullet, Albany and Fremantle sardines, Shark Bay cockles, Geraldton kingfish and Cone Bay barramundi.”

“Speaking to retailers there are plenty of delicious WA prawns, Shark Bay and Abrolhos Island scallops and line-caught fish from the South West including redfish on offer this year. But we recommend getting in early to beat the Christmas rush, as the 22nd to the 24th of December is peak time for our seafood retailers.”

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