Rottnest Island Scallops
A boutique fishery’s harvest
The 2013 season has opened (Tuesday March 19) - Enjoy them while you can!
“Scallops are notoriously sensitive to the weather, and the recent warmer sea temperatures caused by the Marine Heatwave on the Western Australian coast, has had an impact on the fishery. We propose to harvest a small amount of our Rottnest Island scallops from now leading up to Easter, which this year falls at the end of March, and then we will re-assess our stock levels,” said One Sea Director, Clayton Nelson.
“The sustainability of the fishery is our paramount concern, which is why every year we work in partnership with the scientists from the Department of Fisheries and survey the stock several times to ensure it is at optimum quality before we open the season.
“Traditionally we close the season sometime in October when we first detect the scallops are starting to spawn. This year we may close earlier, we will just have to wait and see.”
One Sea Pty Ltd is a small Western Australian fishing company harvesting Rottnest Island Scallops, Geographe Bay Scallops, Rottnest Island King Prawns, whiting and flathead.
We are the ultimate boutique wild fishery producer.
Now that the season has opend the skipper and crew will return, each fishing day, early in the morning to Fremantle’s Fishing Boat Harbour to hand over their harvest for processing. It is delivered mid-morning, the same day, to restaurants and retailers and air expressed for next day delivery on the east coast.
You simply can’t buy fresher, more exquisite, local sustainable seafood.
For information on the Fishing Industry's views on the Commonwealth Government's Marine Reserve Network please visit the National Seafood Industry Alliance www.seafoodforaustralia.com.au
The 2013 season opened on Tuesday March 19.
Enjoy one of life's exquisite pleasures while you can!
WINNER of two important biennial Fishing Industry Awards : 2011 Seafood Producer of the Year in the WA Seafood Industry Awards and also 2011 National Producer of the Year in the prestigious National Seafood Industry Awards