Australia

Easter seafood frenzy begins as shoppers buy big

About 650 tonnes of seafood are expected to be sold at Sydney Fish Market on Good Friday. (AAP)

More than 50,000 people are tipped to flock to the Sydney Fish Market on Good Friday where 650 tonnes of seafood are expected to be sold.

Hundreds of tonnes of seafood are expected to lure throngs of hungry shoppers to the Sydney Fish Market for one of its busiest days of the year.

More than 50,000 people are tipped to flock to the market on Good Friday to snap up the fresh goods with 650 tonnes of seafood expected to sell ahead of the Easter weekend.

Customers are seen purchasing seafood on Good Friday and the at the Sydney Fish Market, in Sydney, Friday, April 14, 2017 (AAP)
More than 100 different types of seafood will be on offer, giving customers plenty to choose from.
AAP

Keen shoppers will have a smorgasbord of products to pick from with more than 100 different types of seafood available including 25 tonnes of barramundi, 40 tonnes of salmon and 40 tonnes of prawn.

Barramundi and salmon are usually customer favourites but Sydney Fish Market general manager Bryan Skepper has urged people to try something new.

"Australian fish like mirror dory, eastern school whiting or silver trevally are great alternatives as they are in abundance around Easter, so they make for very affordable and sustainable options," Mr Skepper said in a statement.

The market's doors will open from 5am on Friday and trade will continue through to 5pm.

The market will be open every day of the long weekend from 7am to 4pm.

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