How to choose a fish? • Make sure the fish is properly chilled or put on ice. • Fresh fish has a mild odour, while the old smell of ammonia or have a stale odour. • If you touch a fresh fish with a finger no hollow will remain on its flesh. • The meat should be firm and shiny, whether the fish is whole or filleted. • Fish should not have dark edges and should not be brownish or yellowish. • The eyes should be clear and slightly bulging. • The gills should be bright red and without mucus.