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Peter Manettas warns of seafood shortages, price hikes ahead of Easter

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A wave of seafood shortages has hit suppliers this month, prompting warnings of price hikes ahead of Easter, Nine News reports.

Easter favourites such as prawns, Sydney rock oysters and Tasmanian salmon have all been affected by a combination of wild weather, COVID-19 and international demand.

Last month a kilogram of salmon could be bought for $29.99. The price is now $10 higher.

In response, the man behind Manettas Seafood Market, Peter Manettas, is urging people to get their seafood orders for Easter in early.

“It’s like the perfect storm,” Manettas told goodfood.com.au.

Peter Manettas. Photo: Janie Barrett.

“There’s a huge shortage of everything at the moment, so it’s 100 per cent a possibility that Easter shoppers may not be able to find what they’re looking for.

“Give your fish mongers time to source that supply for you and ensure they’ve got the active supply in their shop.”

There is some good news though. There’s likely to be plenty of white-fleshed, whole-fish alternatives for the Easter table centrepiece. 

High quality blue-eye trevalla, snapper, ocean perch, gurnard and rock flathead are all expected to be available in abundance this year.

Source: Nine News.

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