EASTER FEAST: Retail manager Joanna Duncan with some of the tasty seafood treats at Rosslyn Bay Fishermans Market on the Capricorn Coast.
EASTER FEAST: Retail manager Joanna Duncan with some of the tasty seafood treats at Rosslyn Bay Fishermans Market on the Capricorn Coast. Amy Haydock

Fresh fish the go-to this Easter, particularly mud crabs

WHAT makes Joanna Duncan most proud of working at Rosslyn Bay Fishermans Market is the abundance of local produce.

"Almost all of it is sourced locally," she told The Morning Bulletin this week, with Easter only days away.

"We do offer a frozen range as well, which a lot of places don't do."

Owner of the seafood store for the past 10 years, John Gavel said although Christmas was their busiest period, Easter saw many people buying fish and mud crabs.

"Mud crabs are always popular. The tides have been good, so there's been a few good catches for commercial and amateur fishermen," John said.

"And if the weather's kind over the Easter period, we'll see a lot more produce around."

He said some of the more popular fish sold around this time of year were snapper, red emperor and jew.

"Fresh fish is the big one; prawns are more for Christmas," John said.

"Everyone likes to have a cooked meal at Easter and people tend to buy fresh fish because it's easier on the clean-up.

"We're knee-deep in fish at the moment. It's a primary industry so you've got to hope the gods give you good weather the week before so it can all come together to sell to the general public."

The store will be open on Good Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm.

Good Friday Feed

Inshore net fishers are supplying good catches of grunter, diamond scale mullet, barramundi, flat head, blue and king threadfin salmon and silver

bream, all of which would make a simple Good Friday meal.



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