Lunar New Year celebrations began 28 January and continue for two weeks – it’s the longest holiday on the Chinese calendar. This time celebrations mark the Year of the Rooster, but I’m here to talk about another animal important to Chinese New Year: lobster.
In Australia, there’s been a marked shift in the seafood industry. Now, it’s absolutely clear to the supply chain and the retailers that consumers want to know more about what they’re buying. They might not always choose certified goods at the counter, but they want to know whether their products are sourced responsibly, where they come from – and that someone’s taking care of these things. That’s not just true of fish: a great deal of progress has been made in free range chicken eggs, pigs, and so on. For Australia’s food sector, sustainability has become part of doing business.