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Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in Tips and Tricks

Fish Quality

Fish Quality

We have years of experience in sourcing the best fresh fish – quality is really important and different fish species are best at different times of year, we are more than happy to advise you on the seasons best, along with any other questions you may have.


Below are some tips on freshness to help you choose the best fish for you;

  • Fresh whole fish should have bright, clear eyes; skin should be shiny, firm and elastic to the touch, gills should be red not brown, and if gutted, the cavity should be clean.


  • Fresh bi-valve molluscs should be tightly closed or close on tapping, with no cracks in the shells.


  • Live crustaceans should react to being touched, and the tail should fold under the body of live Lobsters, Langoustines and Crayfish.


  • Smoked fish should be glossy, with no gaping or discolouration, and should smell fresh and smoky.