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Purchasing

What to Look for when Purchasing Crustaceans and Molluscs

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Tips for picking fresh prawns, lobsters, mussels and other shellfish.

How to spot fresh crustaceans and molluscs:

  • Brightly coloured, lustrous shells or flesh
  • Firm, intact shell, heads, tentacles or flesh
  • Shell closed or closes when tapped or gently squeezed
  • Pleasant fresh sea smell
  • No discolouration, particularly at joints