Central Queensland crocodile caused a sensation on the dinner plates at Parliament House, Canberra today.
Croc meat from John and Lillian Lever’s Koorana Crocodile Farm near Emu Park was part of the menu at the annual Queensland Seafood BBQ in Parliament’s courtyard.
Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said the sight and sound of sizzling ‘croc’ caused a sensation alongside Queensland’s best prawns, scallops and fish as well as buffalo snags from the NT.
“Thanks to John and Lillian Lever from Koorana Crocodile Farm for taking the time to come to Canberra and provide a taste of their croc meat,” Ms Landry said.
“The event showcases our state’s best seafood and highlights issues facing the industry.
“Koorana Crocodile Farm was set up in 1981 as Queensland's first commercial crocodile farm. John and Lillian Lever have work hard to bring it up to carrying capacity of 3000 crocs,” Ms Landry said.
Leather from Koorana crocodiles is used for hand bags and leather goods and sold by high market fashion houses around the world.