Crab Meat, Pacific Stone

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[/] Species Name:Cancer productus Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unrated What:Fresh, cooked, pasteurized Stone Crab claw and lump meat. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where: Guerrero Negro, Baja CA, Mexico How: Wild-caught, traps, and pots Back to Product Guide Characteristics Pacific stone crabs contain delicious meat – sweet and succulent with a delicious crab flavor! Since the meat is picked and fully cooked, they couldn’t …

Oysters, Tomales Bay

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[/] Species Name:Crassostrea gigas Sustainability Rating:Green-Best Choice What:Supporting our local sea farms and harvesters from the pristine waters of Northern California, Tomales Bay Oysters are sustainably raised using the floating bag method near the waters’ surface where there is plenty of plankton. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where: Northern California How: Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics Ever-moving waters in Tomales Bay …

Lobster, Live California Spiny

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[/] Species Name:Panulirus interruptus Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:The Spiny Lobster season opens on the first Wednesday of October and usually lasts through the end of March the following year. The Southern California Spiny Lobster (Panulirus interruptus) fishery began in the late 1800’s and has since become one of the most desirable lobsters in the world. Did you know …

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, …

Trout, Steelhead

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[/] Species Name:Oncorhynchus mykiss Sustainability Rating:Multiple Options Available What:Steelhead and Rainbow Trout are actually the same species. However, Rainbow Trout lives in freshwater only while Steelheads migrate to the open ocean. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where: California, Washington, Scotland and Iceland How: Farm Raised     Check out this video below from Dawnfresh (Producer of Loch Etive Steelhead) Back to Product Guide …

Grenadier

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[/] Species Name:Nezumia stelgidolepis Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative What:Grenadiers, also known as Rattail have a large head, tapered body with a long slender tail and can be found in the deep ocean waters. These fish are often caught accidently by sablefish seeking fisherman. In the Monterey Bay area, Pacific Grenadier used to be considered a junk fish and tossed …

Swordfish (Drift Gillnet)

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[/] Species Name:Xiphias gladius Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative What:Local swordfish carefully harvested using drift gillnet (DGN). When:Sporadic availability Where/How:Where: California How:  Drift Gillnet (DGN) A drift gillnet is an unanchored panel of stretched mesh (14 inches or greater) suspended vertically in the water by floats along the top and weights along the bottom. Regulations require large mesh drift gillnets fishing off the west …

Sablefish

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[/] Species Name:Anoplopoma fimbria Sustainability Rating:Multiple Ratings What:Also known as Black Cod, Sablefish is a rich and flavorful choice When:Available year-round Where/How:Where – California’s Central Coast, Pacific NW, Canada, and Alaska How – Wild Caught/Longline, Trap Back to Product Guide Characteristics Sablefish gets its name because of the luxuriousness of its flesh. Rich and succulent with an excellent fat content …

Oysters, Kumamoto

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[/] Species Name:Crassostrea sikamea Sustainability Rating:Green – Best choice What:A unique oyster originally from Japan. When:Available year-round Where/How:Where – California and Washington How – Farm-raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics This small, deeply cupped oyster is named for its bay where it originated on the Japanese island of Kyushu, although ours are currently grown here on the West Coast. In spite …

Crayfish

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[/] Species Name:Procambarus clarkii Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Red Swamp Crayfish are the most commonly farm-raised species of Crayfish raised in the U.S. When:Available year-round Where/How:Where – Louisiana and N. California How – Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics You can keep it simple with a crayfish boil, or incorporate these tasty crustaceans into soups, bisques, gumbo, étouffée, …