Chris Savva on impact of seafood shortage for Catholic Easter feast

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Morningside fish market “The Fish Factory” get thousands of customers filing through its doors over the Catholic Easter period, looking to snap up the best buys.

This year, however, shortages of seafood due to a crackdown on net fishing on the reef and months of bad weather, including cyclones, could easily put strain on celebrations this weekend.

The wet weather has allowed prawns to grow and breed faster, meaning more stock is available for consumers.(ABC News: Mark Leonardi)
The wet weather has allowed prawns to grow and breed faster, meaning more stock is available for consumers. Photo: ABC News/Mark Leonardi.

According to ABC News, Co-owner of Morningside’s Fish Factory, Chris Savva says “it is a crazy time” and, because the “wild” varieties in Queensland have dwindled, he has had to reach out to interstate suppliers, as well as from New Zealand.

“So we are lucky from a wild perspective we have got the kilos back up. New Zealand are our only fresh co-partner,” Savva said.

“We missed a couple of loads from the Northern Territory but the locals guys, [those] who can, are still fishing and they will also be air-freighting a lot of the exotic fish to us”.

Source: ABC News

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