Get to know your species

Eastern Sea Garfish

Garfish are small and rather tasty. They can be filleted to produce attractive boned-out, butterfly fillets, which are exceptional for delicate dishes. For best effect, it is advisable not to over power the delicate flesh. Garfish crumbed whole and then deep fried are excellent for fish and chips. Larger species can be filleted, coated in batter and fried or grilled on a very hot plate, with the...

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Quality Check
All seafood quality Check

Seafood is a perishable food. The moment it is harvested its quality is at its highest. Producers are aware of this and take measures to maintain this quality, either through storing the seafood on ice, freezing it, or keeping it alive.

The Australian Seafood Quality Index (AQI) manual is an accurate method for measuring changes in chilled seafood through the whole chain, from the point of harvest through transport, auction, distribution and sale. It was developed by Sydney Fish Market (SFM) based on work from within Australia and overseas.

It provides highly reliable way to assess seafood quality. The Quality Checklist provided below provides a simplified overview that will help seafood consumers choose their seafood.

Finfish quality

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Frozen seafood quality

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Dried seafood quality

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Mollusc oysters and other bivalves quality

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Handling and Preserving
dry&wetsalting2 How to preserve seafood by dry and wet salting

How to preserve seafood by dry and wet salting

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dried fish How to preserve seafood by drying

How to preserve seafood by drying

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Octopus_1771 How to prepare squid, cuttlefish and octopus (cephalopods)

How to prepare squid, cuttlefish and octopus (cephalopods)

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How to preserve seafood by hot & cold smoking

How to preserve seafood by hot & cold smoking

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Partners
We partner with the best fisheries and farms across Australia.

The waters surrounding Australia have some of the best quality seafood anywhere in the world and the demand for this seafood from commercial, recreational and indigenous sectors is greater than ever before.

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