Questions for your Fishmonger: What to Look for When Selecting Fish at the Supermarket

Crates of fresh fish at a market

While there’s nothing better than a delicious fish dinner, shopping for fish at the supermarket can be confusing. It can seem like you’re constantly scanning the labels for information such as the country of origin, checking to see whether the fish is wild or farmed, and searching for other important facts about the seafood you’re looking at.

That’s why we recommend asking your local fishmonger about your fish before buying it. They’re the best source of up-to-date information about the seafood that’s being sold. We’ve put together a cheat sheet of questions you should be asking your fishmonger to ensure you’re getting the best possible fish for your buck.

The next time you’re out shopping for fish, be sure to strike up a conversation with your fishmonger and ask a few questions. He or she will be happy to share knowledge with you and you’ll leave satisfied, knowing you are informed about the fish you’ve purchased.

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