Urangan Fisheries retail shop manager Linda Carsley with some of the seafood on offer for Easter.
Urangan Fisheries retail shop manager Linda Carsley with some of the seafood on offer for Easter. Valerie Horton

Fish supplier won't be caught on the hop by Good Friday

THOUSANDS of Fraser Coast residents will scale back on meat consumption on Friday but Urangan Fisheries staff won't be caught on the hop.

Retail manager Linda Carsley has stocked triple the amount of fish in order to keep up with massive demands for seafood on Good Friday.

Ms Carsley said the team started preparing for the influx months ago, ordering in masses of iconic favourites like prawns, scallops, crabs and fish.

"It's an extremely busy day with standing room only," she said.

"The most popular is a combination of fish and prawns with sweetlip being the favourite. Coral trout and local whiting are also very popular."

A recent warning from Fisheries Queensland asked Fraser Coast residents to be on the lookout for illegal sales of seafood at Easter, particularly with the risk of not knowing whether it's been stored according to food safety regulations.

While you can rely on Urangan Fisheries for fresh local products, Ms Carsley said it was how you store it that was also very important.

"You don't want to get sick. Seafood must be kept below five degrees.

"For fish - take it out of its plastic, pop it on a plate and cover it with cling wrap with some holes in it so it can breathe.
"It's got to breathe. If it's closed in a plastic bag it will sweat.

"For prawns, put them in a bowl with some ice cubes on top in some nice salty water."

Urangan Fisheries, on Boat Harbour Dr, Urangan (at the Urangan Marina), is open on Thursday from 7am to 5.30pm. 



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