The long-awaited 2021 Southern Rock Lobster season has begun, and fisherman have officially hit the waters along South Australia’s rugged coastline.
When China shut the door on live imports in 2020, the $800-million rock lobster industry suffered immensely, causing prices to plummet drastically. The crumbling market saw Limestone Coast locals entering survival mode, taking home little-to-no profit throughout the season.
Fortunately, the high-value industry is set to have a positive and remunerative 2021 season, after the long-awaited recovery of both national and international exports.
Robe is one of the first areas to kick off the season with a bang, as fishers pull South Australia’s first crays from the state’s pristine waters.
The growing local appetite for Southern Rock Lobster has served well for the Limestone Coast, with many cafes and restaurants showcasing the seafood delicacy in their menus.
Need a local pairing? Karatta Wine Room and Art Gallery is just one of the local options that offer a perfect wine to complement the fresh catch.
The winery’s stunning tasting room is located in the historic Wilson’s saddlery building, where they produce an extensive range of wine unique to the regions maritime climate. One of Karatta’s soft, elegant reds, or crisp whites are sure to go down a treat with a crayfish straight from Robe waters this summer.
Come warmer weather, the picturesque coastal town transforms from a seaside village to a bustling and chic holiday destination. Robe is an amazing place to soak up the sun on 14km of sandy-white bliss, or to explore quirky cafes and galleries, as well as a plethora of boutique shops. The start of the Southern Rock Lobster season has brought plenty of excitement to the famed crayfish town.
Head to the Limestone Coast and soak in seaside serenity while enjoying some of the very best seafood in Robe these holidays.
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