Processed, packaged, and shipped out in a single day, fresh swordfish can make for an astounding meal. The big advantage of ordering fresh is the inherent quality difference that comes from never freezing the fish. When it is shipped out to your home or business, it is packed in with real, dry ice, which ensures that it preserves without having to freeze. Of course, the extra flavor is just one of the reasons you might prefer to purchase fresh swordfish. Another important factor to consider is how quickly you intend to eat the fish. If you want to prepare it right away, fresh is best because you can simply unpack it, season it, and start cooking. On the other hand, those who want to store the fish for later may be better off buying frozen.