Questions about Fresh Seafood at Noosa Junction Seafood Market
Your Questions Answered
We source the best seafood we can. We work with local fishermen and suppliers, most of whom we’ve known for years. They can be trusted to deliver on our commitment to provide fresh-caught fish and seafood from local and Australian waters. If we don’t know where it comes from, we won’t be putting it on our shelves to sell We pride ourselves with providing only Australian caught fish, the vast majority being wild-caught or from sustainable Australian Farms and at various times of the year some quality New Zealand fish
A quick way to tell if a fish is fresh is to check its eyes. You’ll be looking for clear eyes with dark pupils. Fresh fish should smell like the sea.
Once it’s been cleaned and prepared, fresh seafood should last 2 to 3 days in the fridge, raw. This includes fresh fish, squid, cuttlefish, and octopus.
Most seafood can be frozen, although this can affect the flavour and texture. If your freezer gets down to Minus 18*C or lower, you can safely freeze most seafood for up to 3 months.
Some non-oily fish can be frozen for up to 6 months. You would need to remove the meat from shellfish and molluscs before you freeze it.
Cooking shellfish is definitely worth adding to your culinary skills. Certainly the eating justifies the effort. Shellfish is a top-of-the-menu favourite. Call in at Noosa Junction Seafood Market and talk to our resident chefs. You’ll return to your kitchen with new-found confidence and be ready to cook up a shellfish storm.
Sustainable fishing is a practice that supplies seafood to the table but without destabilising underwater habitats. Overfishing can not only reduce populations of desirable fish species but also upset the balance for sea life in the local area.
Noosa Junction Seafood Market is proud to support sustainable fishing in Australia. We have no desire to see an end to the amazing variety of seafood on offer, which is why everything we sell is sustainably fished.