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West Australian Dhufish

West Australian Dhufish and Pearl Perches are grouped together as they belong to the same genus (Glaucosoma) and produce similar highly esteemed products. These species have excellent taste and yield thick, white flesh. Sold mainly as fillets, they are highly sought after. They are suited to most cooking methods, particularly steaming or grilling with a light dressing of citrus flavours, in either...

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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.

Sea urchin quality

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Prawn quality

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Mollusc oysters and other bivalves quality

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Handling and Preserving
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Handling Crabs

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How to preserve seafood by drying

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How to butterfly fillet your fish

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Killing seafood

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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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