Wednesday, April 8, 2020

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is encouraging Australians to support their local commercial fishers in buying freshly caught and sustainable seafood this Easter.

Easter may be a little different for families this year, as we all work together to reduce the impact of COVID-19.

However, Australian commercial fishers are still fishing, and AFMA’s CEO Wez Norris is encouraging Australians to show their support for an industry that is integral to coastal communities around Australia.

“Like many others, the Australian seafood industry is doing it tough right now, with interruptions to exports, travel restrictions and closures of restaurants here and all around the world,” said Mr Norris.

“One of the simplest ways for Aussies to support Australian commercial fishers is to buy local, freshly caught and sustainable seafood from their local fish shop or supermarket.

“An upside to these turbulent times is that now more than ever there is a fantastic supply of quality, sustainable Australian seafood available for seafood lovers to buy and enjoy this Easter.”

For information in Australia’s Commonwealth fisheries, visit the AFMA website.