Advice on storing and preparing yellow fin tuna

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  1. cstill

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    Hello,
    I just returned from an amazing 1.5 day charter on the Islander out of fisherman’s landing. It was a great trip and I ended up with a ton of Yellowfin and about 10 pounds of blue fin. I was wondering what the best way to store the tuna was? I have a vacuum sealer and bags.

    If I vacuum seal and freeze the tuna, can it still be eaten raw after defrosting it?
     
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    I vacuum seal my tuna and instead of placing it in the freezer I fill an ice chest 30% full with dry ice. The dry ice reduces the water crystals and freezes the fish faster. Makes excellent sushi grade fare.
     
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    Be really careful with dry ice if you decide to use it anytime for fish and put something in between to separate it. Otherwise it’ll burn the loins if it’s in direct contact with the bags.
     
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    Good point. I forgot to mention I place 6 or 8 gym towels between the dry ice and the fish
     
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