Get to know your species

Ballot's Saucer Scallop

Scallops are strong and rich in flavour with a medium–firm texture. They are popular grilled or barbecued, but avoid overcooking, which causes shrinkage, or the use of too much salt. Grill under a salamander, then drizzle with lime juice and olive oil, or sprinkle with fresh lemon zest and cracked pepper. Combine with coriander, avocado and chilli salsa on a crispy pappadum.Create the perfect...

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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.

Frozen seafood quality

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Finfish quality

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Mollusc oysters and other bivalves quality

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Dried seafood quality

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Handling and Preserving
dried fish How to preserve seafood by drying

How to preserve seafood by drying

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marinate2 How to marinate seafood

How to marinate seafood

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freezing2 How to store seafood

How to store seafood

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shortfin eel How to prepare eel

How to prepare eel

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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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