Get to know your species

Elephantfish

Learn More
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.

Finfish quality

Learn more

Frozen seafood quality

Learn more

Dried seafood quality

Learn more

Mollusc oysters and other bivalves quality

Learn more

Handling and Preserving
Wild green lip abalone2 How to prepare abalone

How to prepare abalone

Learn More
marinate2 How to marinate seafood

How to marinate seafood

Learn More
chilling2 How to thaw seafood

How to thaw seafood

Learn More
shortfin eel How to prepare eel

How to prepare eel

Learn More
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.

Learn More