Sunshine Coast seafood supplier goes bust

Seven Network personality Scott Hillier said he's upset that one of his favourite seafood suppliers has gone into liquidation.

J & E Reynolds, which traded as Suncoast Wholesale Oyster and Seafood Service on the Sunshine Coast, went into voluntary liquidation on Wednesday.

The seafood supplier, which had a dozen employees, serviced retail and wholesale outlets business from Brisbane to Mackay.

Hillier, who has been a long time host on the fishing program Creek to Coast, had championed the seafood outlet, in particular their prawns, in a video posted on their Facebook site earlier this year.

Creek to Coast host Scott Hillier said he’s sad to hear that his favourite place to buy prawns, Suncoast Wholesale Oyster and Seafood Service, has closed. Pic: Supplied
Creek to Coast host Scott Hillier said he’s sad to hear that his favourite place to buy prawns, Suncoast Wholesale Oyster and Seafood Service, has closed. Pic: Supplied

"They were lovely folk who always had top quality seafood," Mr Hillier told The Courier-Mail.

"It was a half-hour drive for me to get the seafood and I just want to point I always paid for them."

Mr Hillier said it was sad to see a small business having to close its doors and encouraged people to shop local.

"It's really important we get behind our Queensland seafood wholesalers," he said.

Liquidator Paul Nogueira from Worrells Solvency, said they were in the process of examining the books and will have a report early next week.

In the video Mr Hiller appeared in earlier this year, he spoke about he much he enjoyed visiting the Sunshine Coast outlet.

"Hey guys, Scotty Hillier here, it's Christmas time and that normally means here in the Sunshine State, eating prawns. And there's one place I come to get mine and that's the Sunshine Coast Oyster Service…I know the prawns are going to be great," he said.

J&E Reynolds director Jay Reynolds could not be reached comment.