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Tips for How to Buy Seafood Online

Hesitant to buy seafood online or overwhelmed by the sea of options? Don’t be! Dive in with our helpful tips!

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Identify a reputable fish market

Before you buy seafood online you need to identify a reputable fish market that specializes in high-quality seafood, such as Catalina Offshore Products. Our company has been in business for more than 45 years & was one of the first in the US to offer sushi grade fish online for delivery to home-based customers!

Review shipping policies and FAQ

This is especially true when purchasing perishable goods, such as seafood! We ship every order for next day delivery & each box is carefully packed with dry ice and/or gel ice to ensure the seafood maintains its high quality & arrives safe to eat.

Consider availability of product

Although many types of seafood are available year-round, some may only be available in limited quantities. Factors that can affect inventory include consumer demand, seasonality, weather issues & fishing regulations (i.e. catch limits, quotas, etc.). For example, finding sea urchin online can be especially challenging for uni lovers, which is why we offer this delicacy from a variety of sources!

Don’t fear frozen seafood when buying seafood online

High quality frozen seafood is often frozen fresh to lock in that “just caught” flavor. Such options allow for stocking up on your favorites & are a convenient way to keep seafood on hand year-round for quick meals. It’s also worth noting that most sushi grade fish in restaurants has almost always been frozen first!

Look at reviews

Look at review sites to see what people are saying. Pay equal attention to the retailer’s responses to reviews, which can provide insight into their customer service & how they handle any issues with orders.

Subscribe to emails

Once you’ve selected an online seafood source, subscribe to their emails to get updates on sales, restock alerts, new items, etc.

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