Media Release

Sydney Fish Market auction trades record $1.4 million of fresh seafood - its biggest trading day in history

Thursday 24 December, 2019

On Monday 23 December, Sydney Fish Market’s final live auction before Christmas marked the single biggest trading day in the company’s history. The record sale of $1.4 million worth of fresh seafood signalled strong consumer demand ahead of the festive season. The previous auction record was set on the 27th January, 2017.

CEO of Sydney Fish Market, Greg Dyer said; “Retailers, wholesalers and restaurateurs come to the daily seafood auction from all over Sydney and beyond to purchase the freshest seafood direct from suppliers.

“The increase in sales at the auction demonstrates a growing popularity of seafood at Christmas as people diversify beyond traditional hot meals such as roast turkey, roast pork and even ham.”

The auction kicked off Sydney Fish Market’s 36 Hour Seafood Marathon, which commenced at 5am, Monday 23 December and continues until 5pm on Christmas Eve, attracting over 100,000 visitors.

Sydney Fish Market’s retailers have options to cater for all taste buds, with over 100 different varieties of fresh seafood available to suit every budget. Retail prices are comparable to last year, ranging from approximately $10/kg for species such as Blue Mackerel, School Whiting, Sea Mullet and Blue Mussels, to up to nearly $200/kg for Rock Lobster and King Crab.

“Prawns and oysters have proven to be crowd favourites again this year. We’ve had a bumper season and customers can expect plenty of variety with a prawn on offer for every taste and budget,” Mr Dyer said.

Interviews are available with Greg Dyer, CEO of Sydney Fish Market on request.

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For further information, please contact:

Jess Hynes – DEC PR
Mobile: 0434 886 991

Kelly Seagrave – Sydney Fish Market
Phone: 02 9004 1147 | Mobile: 0421 399 301

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