Tips on When to Eat Your Favorite Fish

Your favorite seafood dish may make your mouth water, but did you know that when fish and crustaceans are eaten can have a direct impact on their sustainability? It’s somewhat similar to the way certain fruits and veggies have seasons, and, below, we have seasonal tips on when to eat your favorite fish. We’ll fillet the details on such matters as migratory patterns and scale things down to the timing for dishing up your favorite fish or crustacean. Bonus info from our City Fish Market website is also below.

Buy Fresh Fish Norfolk, CTTuna

Is tuna on your mind when you think about when to eat your favorite dish? It’s a possibility since it is a very popular fish that offers multiple health benefits! Tuna provides healthy unsaturated fats like the kind of omega-3 fatty acids that are only provided by fish. Tuna is an optimal choice for you if your doctor has advised you to improve your cholesterol levels or if you are at risk for heart disease. If a low price point is an attractive quality, tuna is the way to go. But, in addition to these practical reasons for eating tuna, it’s delicious! The creamy taste of tuna is mild and juicy. Tuna is tender and has no fish taste or smell. There are six months each in which to eat tuna and to avoid eating tuna, as indicated below.

Preferred months for eating yellowfin tuna: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Nov, Dec.
Months to avoid eating yellowfin tuna: Sep, Oct, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr.

Bonus: Recipes for tuna.


Lobsters are crustaceans with a natural ability to swim backward and forward. Lobster is popular for many reasons that have nothing to do with swimming skills. No, of course, it is the taste of lobster that makes it a favorite dish among seafood eaters everywhere. The flavor is light, mild, and sweet. Compared to the ever-popular crab, lobster has a cleaner taste. The consistency of lobster is well-described as a hybrid between a shrimp and a crab. If knowing when to eat your favorite fish or crustacean means finding out the best times to eat lobster, it likely has something to do with the melt-in-your-mouth tenderness of the meat.
Preferred months for eating lobster: Jan, Feb, Mar, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep.
Months to avoid eating lobster: Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec

Bonus: Recipe for Lobster Bisque

Buy Fresh Crab Old Saybrook, CTCrabs

Most people are aware that crab is a star among seafoods. Delighting your taste buds is always a pleasure, but there are more advantages to eating crab. It is packed with protein and rich in vitamins and minerals. A great way to get in on the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids is to dine on delectable crab meat. Additional health benefits from eating crab include protection from heart disease and aiding brain development. It is obviously a food for all ages, though not necessarily for all seasons.

Months to eat crabs: Mar, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Oct, Nov

Months to avoid crabs: Apr, Sep, Dec, Jan, Feb

Bonus: Check out varieties of crab meat and legs.

Check the Know Your Fish Calendar

We apologize if we haven’t provided the seasonal tips you need on when to eat your favorite fish, but no worries! Refer to this handy KnowYourFish calendar for more information. The seasonal information shared above is from this handy resource.

City Fish Market is a leading source for a rich variety of fresh seafood in Connecticut. We make it easy for you to know when to eat your favorite fish. Just visit our retail counter to find the best part of any seafood meal. From shrimp, halibut, and PEI mussels to jumbo lobsters, boned trout, and fresh shell oysters as well as everything in between, City Fish Market has the best seafood around. Contact us by filling out our online form or calling 860-522-3129 today.


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