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What’s happening behind the scenes at a Sydney Fish Market auction? Erik Poole, part of Customer Account at Sydney Fish Market gives Chefs his tips on buying fresh fish and seafood. He says that there are benefits of buying fish or seafood off the auction floor. Buyers can inspect the freshness of the product firsthand and there will be over 100 species of fish and seafood to choose from. His tips for distinguishing freshness are to check for clear eyes, red gills and a neutral smell of the sea. He also says that Australia has the best Fisheries Management in the world and it’s advisable to go with a science based approach rather than depend on populace.

What do Chefs need to know about buying at fish auctions?


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