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Sydney’s 36-hour Seafood Marathon confirmed, with Covid rules in place

(Source: Sydney Fish Market)

Sydney Fish Market is gearing up for the return of its annual 36-hour Christmas Seafood marathon.

For more than 20 years, the market has traded through the night selling seafood and produce to Sydneysiders preparing for their Christmas festivities.

This year, Covid-related movement restrictions have eased sufficiently to ensure the event can proceed as usual. However, health and safety precautions including indoor capacity limits, controlled queuing and QR code check-in requirements will remain in place. 

This year, Sydney Fish Market will open its doors from 5am on December 23, and trade through until 5pm on Christmas Eve. 

Typically more than 100,000 shoppers pass through the market during the marathon, buying more than 370 tonnes of seafood. 

“After another challenging year, with people unable to see much of their loved ones, we anticipate families will be making the most of their Christmas celebrations,” said Sydney Fish Market CEO Greg Dyer. 

“We expect visitor numbers to be high and urge customers to plan ahead by allowing extra time for arrival, shopping and celebrating.” 

The market is also keen to remind consumers that while it is renowned for its seafood supplies, the market also offers a broad range of produce, and has a butcher, deli, bakery, and bottle shop on-site as well. 

Online ordering will also be available this year. 

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