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Storing Food in the Freezer

Fish, home frozen or purchased frozen

Check for holes in trays and plastic wraps of fresh fish. If none, freeze in this wrap up to 2 weeks. For longer storage, overwrap with suitable freezer wrap. Keep purchased frozen fish in original wrapping. Thaw and cook following directions on label.

Note
Storage times are figured at 0 degrees Fahrenheit

Breaded fish

  • 3 months

Clams

  • 3 months

Cooked fish or seafood

  • 3 months

Fatty fish, bluefish, perch, salmon, mackerel
Filets and steaks

  • 2 to 3 months

King crab

  • 10 months

Lean fish, cod, flounder, haddock, sole
Filets and steaks

  • 6 months

Lobster tails

  • 3 months

Oysters

  • 4 months

Scallops

  • 3 months

Shrimp

  • In the shell, uncooked
    6 to 12 months
  • Peeled and deveined
    3 to 6 months

 

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