36-Hour Seafood “Marathon” in Sydney

It’s a seafood-buying frenzy.

Starting at 5am, customers can buy seafood around the clock during non-stop 36 hours of trading.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Stephanie Williams, Sydney Fish Market
“So we anticipate that during the 36-hour marathon, about 660 tonnes of seafood will be sold across the site, that includes the wholesale auction and all the retailers and of that about 180 tonnes will be prawns, we expect about 900,000 oysters will be bought across the site so it’s big numbers.”

That’s around 400 oysters per minute!

Shoppers stock up on a summer food that Australians hold dear to their hearts.

Sebastian Pearce, Customer
“Every year we come down here and we usually buy prawns, this year we bought 5 kilos of prawns, uncooked prawns, 2 kilos of cooked prawns for the kids because they don’t like the barbecue, we’ve bought some Balmain bugs, some Morton Bay bugs, there’s about 30 of those we’ve bought, we also bought 8 dozen oysters.”

For 50 years, Sydney Fish Market has been one of Sydney’s most important attractions – and one of the world’s biggest fish markets.

Located right on the water in Blackwattle Bay in Sydney – just where the fishing boats come in.

This year is the seafood marathon’s 20th anniversary.

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