Jay Taws at Scales Seafood is ready for the Easter holidays.
Jay Taws at Scales Seafood is ready for the Easter holidays. John Gass

Seafood stocks high for Easter

SEAFOOD stores across the Tweed are getting ready for the Easter break when fish and seafood are on everyone's lips.

Scales Seafood in Tweed Heads co-owner Steve Woolway said his store was stocking up on seafood for the long weekend but fish was the big mover on the Easter long weekend.

"Snapper is popular but it is non-existent at the moment," Mr Woolway said. "It's in short supply."

"We have plenty of prawns but prawns are more popular at Christmas time."

Mr Woolway said he was prepared for the Easter rush.

"If this weather holds up it is going to be a big weekend," he said.

He said in previous years it has been raining which has impacted on Eater sales.

Around the corner at Menniti Seafoods the owner Joe Palermo has bought in five to six times his usual weekend seafood order for the Easter holidays.

"I have two tones of prawns arriving soon," Mr Palermo said.

"We will be opening early and closing late."

Mr Palermo said the Tweed trawlers had not gone out because of the terrible weather leading up to Easter but he was able to get supply from the company's own trawlers.



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