It's dawn on Christmas Eve and the line outside the Coffs Harbour Fishermen's Co-operative shows how eager locals are to get the freshest seafood for Christmas.
It's dawn on Christmas Eve and the line outside the Coffs Harbour Fishermen's Co-operative shows how eager locals are to get the freshest seafood for Christmas. Matt Deans

Get in line for the freshest Christmas seafood in town

IT'S become a tradition in Coffs Harbour. Getting up at first light on Christmas Eve and lining up at the Fishermen's Co-operative.

Wanting the best and freshest seafood for Christmas lunches and dinners, the sight of long lines outside the Co-op is not unusual.

The co-op's seafood operations manager, Shane Geary, said the long lines so early on Christmas Eve are getting longer.

"People do love their seafood at Christmas," Mr Geary said.

Trading today is expected to see a couple of tonne of eastern king prawns sold as well as 12,000 oysters.

Mr Geary said local lobsters are also proving popular and said the great weather means fish like snapper and mahi mahi will also prove big sellers with customers looking to throw a few fillets on the BBQ to add to their Christmas cheer.



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