Peter Lillie of Bay Sea Farms grows mussels in the seas off Mt Martha, which he sells through wholesalers and on Sundays at two piers. Mussels are his cash crop, but he’s also started developing the native Angasi oyster which was over-harvested from the 1860s and almost vanished from Port Phillip Bay. These oysters are quite different from Pacific oysters: they’re flat, quite chewy in texture and full flavoured. They’re similar to the French Belon oyster which has largely been destroyed by disease in Europe, and which in France can command three to five times the price of Pacifics. Peter has his eye on this valuable export market.
Peninsula Fresh Seafood’s aim is to provide customers with access to the freshest seafood available.
This journey started some 25 years ago with the establishment of Dromana Bay Mussels, grown, harvested and sold just off Safety Beach.
In 2013 and in response to our customers constantly asking where they could buy fresh local fish, Peninsula Fresh Seafood was born. With the same attention to quality and freshness we are now pleased to offer a select range of fresh locally caught whole fish. While our fish range will be dependant on weather and what is caught you can be guaranteed that all the fish we sell is fresh and of the utmost quality. We look forward to you sharing our passion for fresh seafood.
Call us or visit our website for more information:
– On foreshore opposite 128 Marine Drive, Safety Beach Markets: Stockists: