Let them have fish

Sydney Fish Market is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, and now the renowned Sydney institution is going to be a tourism destination in its own right.

The Tourism & Transport Forum has been a champion for the redevelopment of the Sydney Fish Market for a number of years and the industry is pleased to see the release of the iconic design today.

Margy Osmond Chief Executive of the Tourism & Transport Forum welcomed the New South Wales Government’s announcement saying that Sydney Fish Market is shaping up to be the jewel in the crown of the rejuvenated Blackwattle Bay precinct.

“The renewal of Sydney’s western harbours will be a fantastic addition to what Sydney already has to offer, not just for locals but also for our growing international visitor market,” Ms Osmond said.

“And in a sign of the Sydney Fish Market’s growing international appeal, of the 3 million annual visitors to the tourism hot spot, almost a third (900,000) are international tourists.

“With more than 700,000 Chinese visitors to Sydney last year, over half of them visited the Sydney Fish Market, an extraordinary indication of demand to experience Australia’s fresh seafood on site.

“More public spaces, boardwalks and dining options will build on the existing visitor infrastructure onsite, which currently includes seafood retailers, a bottle shop, greengrocer, bakery, butcher, sushi bar, restaurants, gift shop and gourmet deli,” says Ms Osmond.

A working fish market, Sydney Fish Market employs approximately 65 staff to organise the weekday wholesale auction, promoting Sydney Fish Market as the centre of seafood excellence.

“Sydney Fish Market will be a place for workers, locals and visitors – with opportunities to interact with the water, learn about fish and the sea, hold public events or enjoy take-away fish and chips with family and friends,” Ms Osmond said.