Things To Look for When Buying Fish
Posted By : 2018/11/30 11:08:45

Fish is rich with nutrients. It also tastes delicious, especially if it is processed by roasting or frying it. People could easily get it in the market with affordable price. In fact, being reachable and affordable are not the only things consumer should be considered but also the fish condition itself when buying it. 


The key to a delicious fish is that it must be in fresh condition or managed well by the seller. fish. Here things you should consider when buying fish as written in Fishforthought.co.uk:


Whole Fish

  1. Clear, bright eyes, not sunken
  2. Bright red gills
  3. Scales should not be missing and they should be firmly attached to the skin
  4. Moist skin. Really fresh fish feels slightly slippery
  5. Shiny skin with bright natural colouring
  6. Tail should be stiff and the flesh feel firm
  7. It should have a sea-fresh smell


  1. Neat, trim fillets with firm flesh
  2. Fillets should be firm and closely packed together, not ragged or gaping
  3. White fish should have a white translucent colour with no discolouration

Smoked Fish

  1. Glossy appearance
  2. Flesh should feel firm and not sticky
  3. Pleasant, smoky smell

Frozen Fish

  1. Frozen hard with no signs of thawing
  2. The packaging should not be damaged
  3. No evidence of freezer burn (i.e. dull, white, dry patches)


  1. shells should not be cracked or broken
  2. Shells of mussels and oysters should be tightly shut. Open shells that do not close when tapped sharply should be discarded
  3. Lobsters, crabs and prawns should have a good colour and be heavy for their size
  4. Lobsters and crabs should have all their limbs