Manuel started Planet Seafood in 1995 with the aim of creating a great retail outlet relying on his knowledge of seafood wholesaling and distribution.
Planet Seafood is now a thriving business that offers a fantastic variety of fresh Australian & New Zealand, Fresh fish Fillets, Whole fish, Prawns, Oysters, Scallops, Sashimi Quality Tuna as well as Marinated and Smoked Seafood.
It supplies to a loyal local customer base through its shop in Bentleigh, and as an online business.
The Planet Seafood team offers unmatched knowledge, experience and service levels to assure every customer that they are getting the best quality products available.
Planet Seafood are also proud sponsors of TELEVISION COOKING SHOWS like
GOOD CHEF BAD CHEF with Adrian Richardson and EVERYDAY GOURMET with Justine Schofield
This is a seafood retail shop you can trust.
Planet Seafood founder, Manuel Parianos inherits a rich history of fishing industry experience, with his family involvement in fishing and seafaring going back five generations to the Greek Island of Ikaria.
Born in Adelaide, then growing up in Melbourne, Manuel watched his own parents run start a fish and chip shop, work at the Melbourne Wholesale Fish market and then start a wholesale seafood distribution business in the Melbourne suburb of Braeside. Manual joined his father’s business where he soon learned about every aspect of handling, filleting, packing, wholesaling, retailing and distributing seafood.
He was with the company when, in 1982, the family used contacts with fishermen from areas like San Remo, Welshpool, and even as far as Pt Lincoln, to build an export seafood processing plant in Currie on King Island. He and his family then began exporting live lobsters to Europe and Asia, frozen lobster tails to the west coast USA, and abalone and king crabs to Asian markets. They also handled gummy, school, and sword shark, and other varieties of trawled seafood from Victorian and Tasmanian commercial fishing boats.
Manuel is driven by a desire to promote the health benefits of seafood and explain the factors shaping the industry in Australia. Every week, since 1995, he has shared his industry experience and knowledge of fishing, sustainability and aquaculture with Victorian listeners of ABC Radio 3LO 774 AM. You can hear him provide seafood news and recipes at 6.35 am every Saturday morning with Libby Gorr and other great hosts of ABC Radio.