Australian cooked and fresh Lobster, Sydney Fish Market, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Sydney Fish Market hosts the largest daily fish auction in the southern hemisphere. That means about 2,700 crates (or 50-55 tons) of more than 100 species of the freshest catch from Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands is sold every single day. Simply browsing the stalls or downing fresh tiger prawns and Sydney rock oysters on the Pyrmont waterfront is satisfying, but there are more unique ways to discover the market, whether it’s through a cooking class at the Sydney Seafood School—the city’s oldest culinary institution—or a 6:40am behind-the-scenes tour. The latter is the best way to see the daily auction in action and learn about the market’s efforts to promote marine stewardship.
Sydney's Freshest Seafood
Whenever you need a prawn or sashimi fix head over to Sydney Fish Market where you will find the freshest seafood from all around Australia. From balmain bugs (an Aussie crustacean), scampi to creamy Sydney rock oysters, they have it all. Why not bring a bottle of wine with you, order some fish and chips and sit outside with the pelicans while you’re there.