April Seafood Market Update

April Seafood Market Update

Fresh Local Seafood:

Our popular fresh fish lines are guaranteed local Australian products that are caught from the trawlers and straight to your plate. In our extensive range, we have sought after species of Red Emperor, East Coast Gold Band Snapper, Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon, and Swordfish. In addition, we can also supply fresh local Ocean King Prawns and local Tiger Prawns, both of which are available in large and medium sizes.

All our fresh fish fillets are processed at HACCP certified operations, with most local species of fish available and packaged in convenient 5Kg units, and can be ordered for next day delivery. Please ensure that your orders are place by 12pm midday Tuesday to Friday for next day delivery.

Our seafood availabilities are also emailed weekly from Tuesday, so to avoid missing out, please ensure you sign up to our email marketing subscription here. For other seafood specials, please click here.

Imported Prawns:

On the 31st of March, we advised that the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources had suspended all sales of raw and imported prawns. This included all brands of both natural and marinated cutlet and prawn meat. This action was in response to the White Spot Disease that has affected the international prawn stocks.

On the 4th of April, we received confirmation from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, that they were pleased with our documentation and pre-testing that had already been completed on our current stock of raw imported prawns. This ensures that MOCO Food Services is able to sell the products listed below:

MOCO Prawn availability

Prawns/Scallops: 

As a result of of Cyclone Debbie and the hazardous weather conditions, numerous prawn trawlers were forced to return to wharves and were unable to cook their catches of large quantities of green prawns on-board. We have since secured new frozen stock of 9/12 Local Green Frozen King Prawns (#16832) and 10/15 Local Green Frozen King Prawns (#35879) and smaller parcels of 16/20 Cooked Frozen King Prawns (#16839). These products are all packed in user-friendly 5 Kg cartons. Please ensure you place your orders early to avoid missing out on these products.

There is also stock levels of local half-shell scallops in 20/30 (#20962) and 40/60 (32967) grading that make a great addition to your centre of plate, and a great alternative to the shortage of imported prawns.

Smoked Salmon: 

We have secured good quality imported Danish Salmon (#25529) and local Tasmanian Smoked Salmon (#25391 and #24358), that make a great addition to your salads or entrees.

Oysters:

If you’re after some excellent local oysters, we currently have some high quality, daily shucked oysters from Tasmania available for all your requirements that are currently in peak condition. We have ample stock levels of frozen oysters from New Zealand and Tasmania as an alternative product to the freshly shucked oyster. 

~ George S.

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