Swordfish (DSBG Caught)

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Why Deep-Set Buoy Gear? Buoy strike indicators show when a fish is on the line, allowing for rapid processing of swordfish and live release of non-target catch Non-targets like sea turtles and sharks are avoided by strategically positioning hooks at depths below the surface waters during the day Deep-setting provides the west coast with a low-impact option for landing local …

Yellowtail

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[/] Species Name:Seriola lalandei Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative (USA; all catch methods) Yellow – Good Alternative (Mexico; handline) Red – Avoid (Mexico; drift and set net) What:Yellowtail (aka: Amberjack) is often mistakenly referred to as a Tuna, but is actually a member of the Jack family. Schools of Yellowtail migrate along the coastlines of California and Mexico. During the …

Rockfish

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[/] Species Name:Sebastes spp. Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative What:There are many rockfish in the sea… over 70 members of the rockfish family populate the Pacific from Alaska to Mexico. Yelloweye, spot belly, Chilipepper – a colorful collection of characteristics and names to match. When:Available year-round Where/How:Where – Pacific Northwest, Canada, Alaska, California How – Longline, trolling, trap, gillnet Back to Product …

Halibut, California

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[/] Species Name:Paralichthys californicus Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative What:California (or “Local”) Halibut (aka California Flounder)– is a delicious flat fish found from Baja north to San Francisco Bay. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where: California How: Wild caught; longline Back to Product Guide Characteristics The California halibut or California flounder yields firm fillets with a mild, delicious flavor. Alternatives include Alaskan Halibut, …

Shark, Thresher

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[/] Species Name:Alopias vulpinus Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative What:According to NOAA, “Thresher sharks are one of the most commonly harvested sharks off the U.S. West Coast. Initially developed in the late 1970s, the West Coast drift gillnet fishery rapidly expanded as market demand grew, and harvests of thresher shark peaked in 1985 at more than 1,000 metric tons. As …

Swordfish (Harpoon Caught)

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[/] Species Name:Xiphias gladius Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Local swordfish carefully harvested with harpoons. When:Sporadic availability Where/How:Where: California How: Harpoon: Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch: Harpooning is a traditional method for catching large fish—and it’s still used today by skilled fishermen. When a harpooner spots a fish, he thrusts or shoots a long aluminum or wooden harpoon into the animal …

Roe, Uni

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[/] Species Name:Strongylocentrotus franciscanus Sustainability Rating:Grey What:The edible part of the Sea Urchin (not actually the roe, but the gonads) When:Year-Round (best to pre-order) Where/How:Where – California How – Wild caught; Diver Harvested Back to Product Guide Characteristics Uni has a light, sweet, and somewhat briny flavor – very unique!  With a soft, rich and buttery and melts in your mouth…  …

Salmon (Wild), King

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[/] Species Name:Oncorhynchus tschawytscha Sustainability Rating:Multiple Ratings What:Also known as chinook, king salmon are the largest of the 5 commercially harvested species from the N. Pacific and can reach weights up to 125 lbs. (they are also the least abundant, and in general, the most expensive). Although Copper River kings tend to get the most press, we source king salmon …

Sardines

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[/] Species Name:Sardinops sagax caerulea Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Wild Caught Sardines According to NOAA, “The West Coast Pacific sardine fishery was first developed during World War I to fill an increased demand for nutritious food that could be canned and easily carried onto battlefields. The fishery rapidly expanded, and by the 1940s Pacific sardine supported the largest fishery …

Prawns, Santa Barbara Spot

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[/] Species Name:Pandalus platyceros Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative What:Spot Prawns caught off the coast of California When:Early Spring – Fall, somewhat sporadic availability Where/How:Where – California How – Wild Caught; Pots Back to Product Guide Characteristics Santa Barbara Spot Prawns are seasonal and sporadically available – so when your sales representative says we’ve got some on hand, act fast! …