View Full Version : Cleaning out the freezer.

03-07-2010, 03:37 AM
I found fish in my freezer dated a year ago. Some are in ziploc and some in vacuum sealed bags.

Generally, how long do you guys give fish in freezer before it starts to go bad?

03-07-2010, 04:00 AM
Fish that is well vacuum-packed can last for a couple of years (though mine rarely make it through to the next season due to friends and family who love to eat it). Check the fish for freezer burn...


03-07-2010, 05:25 AM
A couple of weeks ago my wife found some in the freezer that were 2 years old. They cooked up fine.

03-07-2010, 02:56 PM
Ditto ... vacuum-seal is the way to go ... had some trout from two years ago .. they cooked up fine ... sax

03-08-2010, 04:36 AM
depends on the fish your freezing, some fish freeze very well, while others won't freeze at all, for example, to a commercial fisherman Albacore brings a higher price to the boat while fresh bring a lesser price. where as a fish buyer won't buy Blue cod even fresh, as the shelf life is ever so short, I have vac packed blues before, after one month it smells like a dirty sock. if it smells ok, then it's mostly ok to eat, but remember the motto "when in doubt, throw it out"

03-08-2010, 09:21 AM
Thanks all for the info. I'll throw out everything older than 2 years, especially the salmon from 2002.

I'm going to keep better count on my inventory, and release fish I already have too much of.

03-10-2010, 07:26 PM
What a waste. You shouldn't keep fish for two years in your freezer and then throw them out. Maybe just C&R for a while.