The Port Phillip Bay white urchin (short spine urchin) may be small in size but what it lacks in size it makes up for in flavour. Port Phillip Bay sea urchins are Australia's finest urchin with a small and well managed fishery, so you can be sure you will receive a premium product. Our sea urchins are harvested through the months of June to November. During this time the water temperature drops allowing the roe to fatten up and turn a delicious, rich, peachy colour. Each urchin is carefully hand harvested from the shallow reef systems in Port Phillip Bay.
Blacklip Abalone (blacklip) grows in South Eastern Australia from Sydney through to South Australia and Tasmania. Our blacklip is hand harvested year roundfrom the cold, nutrient rich waters of the Victorian Coastline.Given the value of the fishery, abalone is very tightly managed and our divers fish to very strict size and quota limits. This is really important for the sustainability of the fishery.
Whilst not a usual household staple, periwinkles have been gaining significant traction over the recent years, popping up on menus all over the country. Our periwinkles are harvested year round from shallow water reefs along Victoria's coastline from Warrnambool to Wilsons Promontory. This is a fishery in its infancy, and we are really excited to be one of the few divers in Victoria harvesting this product and being part of the fishery’s growth.
This unique Japanese seaweed is an invasive species growing abundantly in Port Phillip Bay. The wakame matures and peaks through the colder months and is best harvested from July through to November when the leaf is at its prime. Our wakame is hand harvested from the shallow reefs of northern Port Phillip Bay. We hope by harvesting this invasive pest, we are playing a part in slowing it’s spread and protecting the growth and health of native species.