Prawns make their comeback in Sydney event
AFTER being rested in 2017 due to the Australian (Queensland) outbreak of white spot disease, prawns are making a welcome return to the Sydney Royal’s Summer Fine Food competitions.
The 2017 show saw prawns excluded from the judging schedule due to the highly contagious white spot virus, which made its way from overseas and was detected in south-east Queensland farmed prawns in late 2016.
“We are very pleased to welcome the prawn sector back to the fold in 2018,” said Sydney Royal Fine Food Committee chair Lyndey Milan OAM.
“Sydney Royal felt it was regrettable but necessary to suspend the prawn categories from competition in 2017 due to white spot. However upon advice given, prawns will make their return to the Sydney Royal Summer Aquaculture competition.”