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February 10, 2018 Dining No Comments Email Email

Love seafood but don’t know where to start? Or are you a seasoned seafood consumer and would like more information? We’ve got you covered!

The new and improved consumer website Fishfiles.com.au has now been released by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC).

The site brings together over one hundred commercially caught Australian species, with more coming soon. Fishfiles guides consumers through selecting, handling and cooking their seafood in an easy-to-follow format including images, video tutorials and recipes.

FRDC General Manager for Trade and Marketing, Peter Horvat, said the site aims to answer the key questions seafood consumers are asking.

“To help design the Fishfiles website we surveyed over 2,000 consumers.” Says Peter Horvat “Some of the questions raised that we are addressing include:

– How do I determine the freshness of seafood?

– How do I make seafood better value for money?

– What is the best way to story seafood in the fridge?

– How do I cook seafood without the smell?

– What’s the difference: fresh versus frozen or tinned?

– What should I buy and where did it come from?

– How do I select and prepare seafood?

– How do I make it easier and faster to prepare seafood meals?

– How do I minimise the mess of cooking seafood?”

A key change to the site has been to link the species profiles to the Status of Australian Fish Stocks Reports. This helps highlight why Australia’s fishing industry is ranked amongst the most sustainable globally.

Interviews with fishers, fishmongers and chefs provide a unique behind-the-scenes experience into the world of seafood and for each species, the website features comprehensive nutritional information.

Seafood is an important part of the Australian diet and culture, providing an alternative protein source to meat, plus often supplying essential nutrients such as Omega-3 oils.

The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) is a co-funded partnership between the Australian Government and the fishing and aquaculture sectors. It invests in fisheries research, development and extension (RD&E) activities in Australia and it has a significant responsibility in ensuring that research is undertaken to assist in the management of the fisheries and aquaculture resource for ongoing sustainability.

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