Be Local, Buy Local, for your Easter Seafood

NT Government

The Territory is preparing for a busy Easter long weekend and Top End locals are urged to be local and buy local this Easter.

Territorians can be sure to snap up some of the freshest locally caught and farmed seafood this Easter and are encouraged line up for local to support the seafood industry and Territory businesses.

The “Support NT Caught” labels have been established to highlight the best of what the Territory has to offer. Barramundi, red snapper, mackerel, shark, black jewfish, mud crab and prawns all caught in local waters that have the seal of approval can be purchased from local retail outlets ahead of the long weekend.

The NT Government sustainably manages our fishing and aquaculture industry. Territorians won’t be left adrift when looking to buy local seafood that supports the sector and the environment.

Catch on to the seafood trend this Easter and find out where to buy local on the Northern Territory Seafood Council website: here

Quotes attributable to Minister for Agribusiness and Fisheries, Paul Kirby:

“The Territory Labor Government understands the importance of the fisheries industry to the Top End – Commercial fishing contributes $136 million to our local economy and I urge Territorians to support local industry by buying locally caught seafood over Easter.

“The Territory seafood industry is a significant contributor to our local economy; each year the industry harvests 10,000 tonnes of seafood product and supports 940 full-time jobs.

“The Territory has some of the most sustainable and well-managed fisheries in the world. We are renowned for the quality of our seafood sourced from our pristine waters.”

Quotes from Northern Territory Seafood Council, CEO Katherine Winchester

“The Easter long weekend is a great time for Territorians to get together and enjoy locally sourced seafood. There is a range of high quality NT and Australian seafood choices to suit any budget.

“We are spoilt for choice here in the Territory, with a selection of locally caught quality produce thanks to the dedicated local professional fishers and retailers who work tirelessly.

“The lead up to Easter, is one of the busiest times of year for the seafood industry, fishers and retailers will work even harder to meet the increased demand from locals, who are looking for high quality and delicious Territory seafood.”

Northern Territory Government

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