PRAWN CRACKER: Joe Roberts, Sam Hutson and Glen Grenham kept it simple with a bag of prawns each at the Ocean Festival in Urangan yesterday.
PRAWN CRACKER: Joe Roberts, Sam Hutson and Glen Grenham kept it simple with a bag of prawns each at the Ocean Festival in Urangan yesterday. Valerie Horton

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HOW much seafood is required to fill the bellies of 10,000 seafood enthusiasts? A lot.

One of the stands at the Hervey Bay's Seafood Festival, called the Fishermen's Wild Catch, had more than one tonne of prawns and 600kg of whiting ready for serving.

This was just one of about 120 sites at the Sunday event.

Organiser Michelle Fuchs said there was one requirement of all seafood on sale, and that was it had to be caught locally.

"A lot of fish that people might think we don't have, we have," Ms Fuchs said.

"Some think that barramundi is from north Queensland, but it's local here too," she said.

"And scallops, sure they're caught further out in Queensland, but the best ones are in Hervey Bay."

People from throughout Australia came to the festival to taste the region.



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