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Storing & Handling Seafood

The shelf life of fish depends on the variety and its quality at the time of purchase.

The storage life of seafood depends on how well you take care of it, whether a whole fish or a live oyster. When your seafood purchase arrives home, store it immediately in your refrigerator or bury it in ice. When purchasing fresh-frozen seafood, place it in the freezer immediately.

In general, you should use fish quickly – within one to two days.