Seafood Handling Guidelines


۵ַ (SFM) is Australia’s seafood centre of excellence and strives for the highest levels of quality and customer satisfaction.

All suppliers to SFM are required to comply with our Seafood Handling Guidelines. These Guidelines are a clear representation of not only the key methods of storage and handling of seafood, but what buyers value when purchasing product through the Market.

By consistently following the practices suggested in this manual, suppliers can ensure correct size grading, improved freshness, and longer shelf life for their seafood, allowing them to command premium prices in the marketplace. Buyers can also use this guide to understand quality standards, regulations, handling and storage requirements.