Christmas eaters set to chop down tonnes of prawns

Megan Stone from Stoney the Fishmonger prepares to sell 1500kgs of prawns this Christmas.
Megan Stone from Stoney the Fishmonger prepares to sell 1500kgs of prawns this Christmas. Nev Madsen

WHAT do Hereford bulls, baby humpback whales, large cars and one Toowoomba fishmonger's Christmas order of prawns have in common?

They all weigh approximately 1500 kilograms.

Robert Stone of Stoney the Fishmonger has placed an order for over one tonne of the fishy stuff to satiate his customer's appetite for seafood this Christmas.

Mr Stone has doubled his order this year to cope with the growing demand.

"Everything in the business is doubling compared to last year," he said.

"Last year we ordered 750kgs."

Mr Stone will source his order of Ocean King Prawns from Tin Can Bay.

So great is the demand for all seafood, not just prawns, over the festive period, Mr Stone will changed his modus operandi at the Herries St business.

Is seafood an essential part of an Aussie Christmas?

This poll ended on 09 December 2012.

Yes - 65%

No - 34%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Mr Stone will pack up his short-order kitchen in the lead up to the big day to enable for more storage.

"Pre-ordering will be available on 750kgs of the prawns," Mr Stone said

"The rest will be for sale on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day."

Mr Stone believes seafood is becoming a big part of a family's festive celebrations.

"People do like to give their families the best," he said.

The Fish Depot in Toowoomba will also order 1000kg of prawns to cope with the Christmas rush.

Across town at Cougar Seafoods in Mary St, owner Mal Rowlings expects to source and sell up to four tonnes of fresh prawns in the lead up to Christmas Day.

Mr Rowlings will directly employee one trawler operator to supply his Toowoomba customers with fresh product over the Christmas week.

Topics:  christmas lunch seafood toowoomba

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Police hunt trail bike rider after shot fired outside home

The incident occurred at a house on Erin Dr early this morning

Police are suffering, inquest hears

The coroner is investigation five police shootings including this one police attended on Outlook Drive at Tewantin.

Police officers need support in wake of shootings

Traffic nightmare: Seven car pile-up cripples motorway

ABANDON hope all ye who hope to use the motorway

Local Partners

Creative talents on show

Raising awareness of addiction and mental health concerns at the Positive Mindset Creative Arts Festival.

Barry Gibb is coming to Bluesfest 2017

FANS: Barry Gibb talks to a fan next to a cardboard cutout of his young self.

Aged 70, Gibb has re-launched his solo music career with a new album

Tim Finn headlining at Airlie Beach Music Festival

Music veteran Tim Finn from New Zealand will headline the Airlie Beach Music Festival.

Tim Finn: "It's the kind of festival that artists love"

CMC organisers: No more pre-sale tickets will be sold

US country music group The Dixie Chicks. Supplied by Chugg Entertainment.

UPDATE: Plenty of people unhappy with process

The Bachelorette: Courtney too slow for Georgia's love train

Courtney Dober in a scene from The Bachelorette.

FORMER favourite eliminated after introducing Georgia to his family.

Singing ex-diplomat brings Afghanistan war to life

Folk singer Fred Smith's concert draws on his experience as a diplomat in Afghanistan.

Fred Smith's regional Queensland tour focuses on the Afghanistan war

Shaynna'a blazing a stylish trail on television

Shaynna Blaze hosts the new TV show Deadline Design.

SHE'S the designer with no less than three shows on ours screens.

Ciara felt "empowered" after losing her baby weight


The 'I Bet' hitmaker was glad to drop the 60 pounds

Kim Kardashian West had tape tied around head in hold-up

Kim Kardashian West

"One of the gang kept telling her to shut up."

Madonna's filthy poll vow to Hillary Clinton supporters


It's probably not the endorsement that Hillary Clinton wanted

What our mayor thinks of the new draft SEQPlan

The plan to use the innovative technology as part of the new Maroochydore CBD was cemented on site today when Mayor Mark Jamieson and Envac Asia Region president Chun Yong Ha formally signed the contract for the $20 million underground waste collection system.

New plan accommodates Sunshine Coast Council's vision for growth.

Dusit Thani finance crisis 'just a small hiccup'

ON TRACK: Springfield Land Chairman, Maha Sinnathamby, Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale, Developer Richard Turner and Springfield Land Deputy Chairman, Bob Sharpless, at the recent resort sod turning ceremony.

Property developer says project remains firmly on track

Heavyweight enters real estate market

Des Besanko principal and director of Raine and Horne Springfield.

Major rebranding which has seen two big name brands merge

SEQ is the 'greatest market': property guru John McGrath

SPEAKER: John McGrath of McGrath Estate Agents is today's guest speaker at the Better Business Breakfast.

SEQ is the "greatest" real estate market, says property guru.

Bank could add towns to 'high-risk' home loan list

Suburban housing in Glenvale, Toowoomba, Friday, October 17, 2014. Photo Kevin Farmer / The Chronicle

NEW Gladstone region towns could be added unwanted bank list.

Tenants renting rooms on Airbnb breaching lease

Rental properties.

Tenants renting rooms on Airbnb is a no no