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Gippsland Lkaes commercial fishing history
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The fish markets of melbourne 

THE ORIGINAL POP-UP MARKET: PRINCES BRIDGE, MELBOURNE

In the mid 1800s there was always a ready sale for fresh fish in Melbourne. The first settlers understood and appreciated the rich resource that Victoria's bays and inlets offered as a food source into Melbourne. The Melbourne Billingsgate was held at Princes Bridge, where dealers from around the country sold their fish to the street hawkers. The common sea-fish here were schnapper, flathead, sea pike, salmon, salmon-trout, mullet, herring and garfish.  By 1860, the wholesale trade had spontaneously fixed itself at the junction of Flinders and Swanston Streets.....read more link bellow 

https://www.melbourneseafoodcentre.com.au/our-history