Channel Fish offers a daily selection of both fresh and frozen seafood predominantly of New England species. We buy directly from the boats from Maine down to Rhode Island; we have our own employees on the major auctions and long standing relationships with two of the major Canadian fresh fish harvesters. For frozen fish, we freeze at our facility in Boston—single frozen, product of the USA—Haddock, Sea Scallops, Cod, Flounder/Sole, Pollock/Boston Blue, Salmon, Ocean Perch, and Monkfish. Many consumers ask us whether frozen fish has all the benefits as fresh fish right off the boat.
Our answer is that frozen fish have many advantages including. . .
- Availability and Price – While fresh fish is available at most supermarkets, certain types are hard to find and can get expensive. Frozen fish is, therefore, a good alternative. Shoppers find that many times there is more variety, and it’s often lower in price, too. Overall, frozen fish can often be a better value than fresh.
- Still High in Omega-3 and other Nutrients – Frozen fish is low in saturated fat and contains omega-3 fatty acids, which can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart problems, according to the American Heart Association. Since it is frozen immediately it maintains the nutrients that many consumers value in fish.
- Planning Meals – Many people find that frozen is more convenient in that they can plan ahead for meals knowing what is in their freezer vs hoping for the availability of fresh fish in the market. Opting for frozen fish also increases the varieties you have available, because you don’t have to wait for your favorite kinds to be in season.
- Decrease Waste – Frozen fish is great for the environment because there is less waste and fewer shipping resources needed when the fish is frozen. By pulling from the freezer exactly the amount you need, when you need it, you avoid wasting highly perishable fresh fish.
- Great Taste – Frozen fish does not lose any of its taste in the freezing process. In fact some people enjoy the great taste since it will always be on hand even if a certain type is out-of-season.