April-May producer & product updates

Last month we had to say a very sad farewell to Phil McAdam and his gorgeous Port Phillip Bay sardines.  This was due to the Victorian government decision to end the last of the commercial net fishing licenses in the bay, to instead focus on encouraging recreational fishing.  So unfortunately all our incredibly-supportive Melbourne restaurants […]

December update: Sardines from Port Phillip Bay now available – New producer on board

The last commercial net fishers in Port Phillip Bay, Phil McAdam and his daughter Kate, are now on the Two Hands marketplace, bringing their delicious, fresh-from-the-water sardines, caught with minimal impact, to Melbourne restaurants. Unfortunately, under blanket legislation passed by the Victorian State Parliament, all commercial net fishing in Port Phillip Bay will be removed […]

Because no one can get enough of the gorgeous New Zealand King Salmon….

The award-winning King Salmon aquaculture operation we work with at Two Hands has recently been recognised by Seafood Watch as the ONLY “Best Choice” source of farmed salmon in the world. So we are especially pleased to be able to offer you 3 additional varieties from this award-winning aquaculture operation: King Salmon smoked fillet (hot […]

November update – four new wild-catch offerings from Corner Inlet

We welcome all our chef partners back from the INTERMINABLE Victorian lockdown with 4 new wild-catch fish species available from Luke Anedda in the stunning Corner Inlet fishing area near Wilson’s Prom: Jack Mackerel – also known as the Greenback Horse Mackerel, these fish are not commonly found in the nets of our Corner Inlet […]

October update: Scallops now in season!

These bottom-dwelling molluscs are usually found in the bountiful waters of Southern Australia. But thanks to fisher Bruce Collis, the Two Hands marketplace now has access to locally-caught delectable beauties from the pristine waters just off Mornington Peninsula, in the Bass Straits. The season is short, so grab some while you can – your diners […]

Younger customers want to know the source of food as much as you do…

The global pandemic has certainly created more concern about food safety and authenticity.  But annual global research has also now shown that younger consumers around the world are particularly prepared to actively support businesses that are committed to these issues. GlobeScan shared its global research results during a panel at Seafood Expo North America Reconnect  last […]

Why doesn’t this lobster have claws?

Not all lobsters have claws. In fact, there are 45 species of Rock or Spiny Lobsters (compared to 30 of Clawed Lobsters), where the succulent meat is only found in the tail. “Nothing between here and Antarctica!” Paul Richardson, Abalone diver. Image supplied by Paul Richardson. Some of these rock lobsters grow in warm waters, […]