Storing your Seafood

Storing your Seafood

Keep it cold, keep it clean, store it quickly and prepare & cook them properly.


  • Keep your seafood cold: When storing fresh seafood, keep it in the coldest part of the refrigerator and ensure that your home refrigerator is operating at 4°C or lower. We recommend bringing cooler bags when shopping for seafood and transferring the seafood into clean, sealed containers for storage.
    • Finfish should be stored in the refrigerator and used within 1 to 2 days after purchase. If the fish won't be used within 2 days, wrap it tightly in moisture-proof bags.
    • Shellfish (live in their shells) should be put in shallow containers, covered with moistened paper towels and refrigerated. Shucked shellfish can be placed in a sealed container and frozen.
    • One of the most humane methods of killing live crustaceans is to leave them in the refrigerator overnight.
      • for more information on humane methods of killing crustaceans for consumption, visit the RSPCA Knowledge Base website.
    • Frozen seafood should be kept frozen and must be thawed properly. It is best to thaw frozen seafood in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Keep it Clean: avoid cross-contamination during storage and preparation.


We are proudly located inside the world-famous Sydney Fish Market which is the largest market of it's kind in the Southern Hemisphere & has the 3rd largest variety of seafood in the world!

Getting to Nicholas Seafood is easy, please click on your preferred transport method, we look forward to seeing you soon. Car - Bus - Ferry - Boat

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