Other than in the major Melbourne markets, fishmongers appear to be dying breed on the high street. Canals is Melbourne’s oldest ‘seafood appreciation centre’ and I think the reason for its longevity is good old-fashioned service. If you’re at a fishmongers, I think the quality of the seafood should be a given, so the staff’s willingness to help and advise me on purchasing morwong for a Chinese style steamed fish ($8 a kilo) and fresh vs frozen prawns ($32.95 a kilo), is what will make me return.