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Does fresh fish from a supermarket or fish market require a hechsher? I would be tempted to believe that a fish known to be of a kosher variety would not need certification since there is no shechita or cooking involved. Is this correct?

As a follow-up: What about packaged fish? What if the fish is cut?

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There is an issue that we do not rely that fish flesh that we see on the shelf is from a Kosher fish, even if we believe it is and the store labels it as such (like salmon). I believe this was discussed somewhere on this site, but I don't know where. If you can see the fins and scales, though, you are ok in principle, so long as you clean it properly (Kelipah, for example). –  Seth J Aug 3 '12 at 15:57
@SethJ What if it's cut? –  Daniel Aug 3 '12 at 16:12
@doubleAA Thanks! I tried searching the OU website, but I couldn't find anything. –  Daniel Aug 3 '12 at 16:48
@SethJ IIRC, salmon is actually the exception. (and the OU link confirms: "and we still endorse the idea of buying skinless salmon") –  Charles Koppelman Aug 3 '12 at 18:19

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