Get to know your species

Gould's Squid

Squids have a light, subtle taste and a high recovery rate, and are firm yet tender. To produce tender cephalopods, cook them quickly (for less than 2 minutes) over a high heat, or slowly simmer or braise. Squid is popularly served as deep fried rings (often wrongly called “calamari” as that is a species in its own right). Squid an be sliced into rings, or kept flat and scored diagonally,...

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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.

Dried seafood quality

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Finfish quality

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Frozen seafood quality

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Crustacean quality - excluding prawns

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Handling and Preserving
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Handling Kingfish

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scallop How to prepare scallops

How to prepare scallops

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How to preserve seafood by pickling

How to preserve seafood by pickling

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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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