Market springs up

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Busselton local Anthony Heslewood shows off a monster catch
Camera IconBusselton local Anthony Heslewood shows off a monster catch Credit: supplied

Origins Market will aim to “reel in” the region’s best producers and artisans when it opens in Busselton in spring 2021.

Local, sustainably-sourced products will be the order of the day, and the markets are expected to provide a much-needed boost for growers and producers, ensuring more profits return to the farmers and fishers.

Busselton local Anthony Heslewood said he was looking forward to selling his sustainably caught fish in a new environment.

“As soon as I heard about Origins Market, I knew that it would be an amazing opportunity for me to get back to my roots and start fishing again,” he said.

His new venture, Revolution Fisheries, seeks to change the way we buy and eat fish.

“I really value sustainable fishing and seek to minimise waste too,” he said.

“So rather than just catch more fish, I use more of the fish I have caught, and want to educate people on how to do this too.

“I can’t wait to showcase the amazing, sustainable seafood products that I catch around our shores. From the humble herring all the way to the deep-sea giant crabs, I want to supply our local community with A-class, incredibly fresh, sustainably caught and ethically handled fresh seafood products.”

All of Revolution Fisheries’ offerings are caught by hook and line — known to be among the most sustainable fishing practices available.

Its daily catch will be displayed on ice instead of pre-packaged.

Revolution Fisheries will be joined by 100 other local vendors representing the region’s farmers, producers, winemakers, artisans, and creators.

Landowner and project developer Allan Erceg said the space and community being created were unlike any other in WA.

“We will be connecting both locals and visitors with the very best produce and products our region has to offer,” he said.

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