Buying local seafood helps create territory jobs

Buying local seafood helps create territory jobs

Territorians are encouraged to think local this Easter and enjoy delicious, fresh, locally-caught seafood from local fish markets, supermarkets, restaurants and cafes.

The Territory Government and NT Seafood Council are combining to promote the ‘Support NT Caught’ message, with many restaurants and cafes using the slogan as a selling point on menus.

Easter is one of the most popular times to purchase seafood, and Territorians are known for their love of local seafood.

NT seafood labelling laws are unique in Australia, allowing customers in restaurants and cafes to make an informed decision to buy a local or imported seafood meal.

Available data shows fisheries contributed 19.4 per cent of the total value of Territory rural industries and fisheries production value.

The total value of fishing production has increased by 13.3 per cent to $140.8 million, up from $124.3 million the previous year. This increase is mainly attributed to the rises in Northern Prawn Fleet (NT catch only), the NT wild catch (fish), and aquaculture and NT crustaceans.

The Territory’s high-quality fresh and tasty seafood products are due to the Territory’s well-managed fisheries, evident with the popularity of the local products.

Find out where to buy local on the Northern Territory Seafood Council website.

Source: NT Government