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MP556, Reviewed September 2002

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.

Storage times are figured at 0 degrees Fahrenheit

Breaded fish


Cooked fish or seafood

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

King crab

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

Lobster tails




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