Shop for seafood right before you leave the store and use it within one to two days of purchase.
Fresh seafood should be wrapped in plastic or placed in an air-tight container in a refrigerator set below 40 degrees. Store fresh, pasteurized or smoked seafood at 32 to 38 degrees. Check the temperature with a food thermometer.
Store frozen seafood in its original packaging immediately after you buy it, in a freezer set at 0 degrees. Frozen seafood can be defrosted in the refrigerator, under cold running water or in the microwave (follow manufacturer’s instructions).
Use packaged frozen seafood before the expiration date. If the date has passed, discard it.